Bristol High School is beginning it’s second year of AVID implementation. What is “AVID”? AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a program for “middle to upper middle” academic students. These students have the potential for honors and AP® work in high school but can benefit from additional academic and organizational support. AVID combines acceleration with support that includes the student’s own individual determination and the support of teachers, tutors, other AVID students, and the AVID elective teacher. The elective courses are specialized each year to assist students in meeting specific
areas of concern for that grade level and provide students with skills for studying, how to overcome points of confusion, how to advocate for themselves at school and in the workplace, and how to prepare for college and careers. AVID creates a structure from which a school can reinforce the use of best teaching practices and proven methodologies to students in middle/junior high and high schools. AVID’s goal is to prepare all students for college and career readiness.