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AVID (College Preparation)

AVID = Advancement Via Individual Determination!

ABID Students 1AVID strives to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. The program serves students who are often the least well served in our schools – students in the academic middle who are totally capable of success, but who are not reaching their potential. These tend to be 1st generation students; their parents have not attended college. Aside from learning to take notes that are so good, other students want to buy them, AVID also helps students excel in their current classes through the tutorial process of inquiry.

AVID students explore their dreams through college tours, guest speakers and extensive career research. In years past, AVID seniors have received the highest percentage of scholarship dollars. 92% of all four year AVID students are accepted to the college of their choice, including those who entered high school four years prior without “a word of English” in their mouth.

With the creation of the Compact for Success agreement between LCMS, EAHS and SSU, we’ve expanded the AVID program to support nearly half of each incoming class as they prepare for college and career choices that follow high school. For the past 32 years, AVID has been offered AVID Students 2throughout the United States as well as internationally. Elsie Allen High School is proud to be a certified AVID school and is working to become a National Demonstration site.

AVID is a doorway to your dreams!


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