It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
– Albert Einstein
Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
AVID targets students in the "academic middle" for college preparation. The AVID student may be a B, C or even D student capable of rigorous college preparatory curriculum, but falling short of their potential. They are often the first family member to consider college. Beginning in 7th grade at Mission Hill or Branciforte Middle School, students opt into an elective class with challenging coursework. Parents also commit to support their efforts. The AVID elective offers organization and study skills, academic help, college tours, career education, speakers and motivational activities. The AVID elective is available at all of our district's secondary schools