Advancement Via Individual Determination Magnet School (AVID)

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)  
For 2021-2022, AVID will be available at all three of our middle schools and both high schools.  To apply for AVID look for links on your zoned middle or high school website in the coming weeks. 


What is AVID?  

Mission Statement:
AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. 
Goals of AVID
  • Become a leader in school activities.
  • Increase student readiness for a four-year college experience.
  • Become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.
Benefits of AVID
  • Specific instruction in organization and study skills. Students will learn and apply study skills and learning  strategies to improve performance in the content areas.
  •  A focus on the development of attitudes, skills, and work habits needed to be successful in high school, college, and the work world.
  • An exposure to a variety of public services and community activities.
Criteria to Choose Potential AVID Candidates
  • Students who work well independently, as well as in a group setting.
  • Students who take ownership of their class work and homework to the best of  their ability.
  • Academic achievement scores.
  • Students interested in pursuing a four-year college degree.
  • Students who have a desire and willingness to grow in their academics while enhancing their leadership skills.
Requirements/Benefits for AVID Students
  • Enroll and participate in an AVID Elective class throughout the year
  • Maintain an organization binder.
  • Participate in Community Service in and out of school.
  • Possibly work with tutors from college or the community.
  • Motivational and informative guest speakers.
  • Visit college and/or high school campuses.
How to Apply:
Acceptance into the AVID Program is based on the application, interview, and the availability of space.  All student applicants should be eligible to attend school in Greenwood School District 50. 
Greenwood School District 50 is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. It is the policy of the District not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin,  religion, age, disability, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact the Office of Human Resources or the Office of Administration at 864-941-5400 if you have questions.