A select group of students in grades 6-12 in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD have the opportunity to enroll in the AVID College Readiness class.
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a 6th through 12th-grade elective course and school-wide support system designed to prepare students for college success. AVID has a proven track record nationwide for both bringing out the very best in individuals and ensuring that they are eligible and ready to enter a four-year college or university after high school graduation.
The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID focuses on writing, inquiry, collaboration, reading and strategies for success that include organization, time management and study skills.
The AVID course is one in which any student could benefit. AVID is a campus-wide college readiness support system that will work hand-in-hand with the core content courses to prepare students for challenging, rigorous work. In the AVID elective class, students engage in writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading strategies to help them master rigorous academic content. High expectations are paired with strategies for success (such as note taking, time management, organization and goal setting) and in-class Socratic-inquiry tutorial sessions so that students excel in advanced courses and are prepared for the rigors of university work. AVID students become the model of college readiness. Students must apply to be in the AVID elective class. AVID Site Teams at each campus review student applications and interview students to determine students who meet the expectations and would benefit the most from the class. Participation in AVID is a high honor that any student would want to attain.