San Marcos Unified School District

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Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

AVID at a Glance

What AVID is...

  • AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.
  • AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 5-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.
  • AVID places academically average students in advanced classes.
  • AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income and other students without a college-going tradition in their families.
  • AVID is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle.
  • All secondary schools within the San Marcos Unified School District implement the AVID methodologies and offer AVID classes
  • Contact your student’s school counselor for more detailed information or access this website: http://www.avid.org/abo_whatisavid.html
Last Modified on January 9, 2013
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