AVID Secondary

National Demonstration School Day

AVID Secondary helps give all students learn academic behaviors and critical-thinking skills that will benefit them as they continue their educational pathway. AVID strategies help students learn about organizational skills, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy. In addition, AVID Secondary students are taught to take structured “Focused Notes” and answer and ask high-level questions that go beyond routine answers.

AVID Elective Curriculum Includes:

  • Research Skills
  • Research Papers
  • Public Speaking
  • Focused Note-Taking
  • Philosophical Chairs
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Scholarship & Financial Aid Research
  • Goal Setting
  • Mission Statements
  • Self Discovery & Reflection
  • Character Development
  • Tips for Success
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Organizational Skills & Projects
  • Time Management
  • Money Management
  • College Readiness Skills
  • College Exploration
  • Career Exploration
  • The Process of Getting a Job (Resume, Mock Interviews)
  • Study Skills
  • Community Service Projects
  • Tutorials


Trained AVID Tutors lead tutorial sessions twice each week in AVID Elective classes. Tutors are excellent role models of motivated, organized, and successful people. During each tutorial session, students come prepared with questions that they need assistance answering. In a small group setting, the tutor’s role is to guide the students as they assist one another. Tutorials help students who are enrolled in rigorous coursework keep up and succeed in their college prep classes.

AVID Coordinators

AVID Coordinators help students and families make college dreams a reality. They teach the AVID Elective classes and are advocates for equity and inclusion. They empower students and families to help make college goals happen and to promote student success.