What Parents Need to Know About: AVID



What is AVID?

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a program offered at BJHS and BHS that prepares students for college readiness and success in our global society. Students participate in the AVID elective course scheduled during the regular school day as a year long course who have the potential and desire to attend college. AVID has proven results with 88% of AVID participants applying to 4 year colleges and 90% being accepted.

Who qualifies for the program?

Students must apply for entry in the AVID program.  The process includes, but is not limited to, a written application and an oral interview.  Grades, STAAR/EOC scores, attendance, and behavior records are all reviewed as part of the process. Students who are selected agree to be placed in the AVID elective class as well as enroll in rigorous Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement courses; with rigor being determined for each individual student.

What services are provided by the program?

Each week, AVID students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by the AVID-Center, tutor facilitated study groups, motivational activities that focus on exposure to collegiate and professional opportunities, and academic success skills.  Students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading to support their academic growth.

How do students exit the program?

The goal is for students to stay in AVID through his/her senior year and enroll and graduate from a four-year university.  There are clear expectations of AVID students, which include maintaining a 75 or higher in Advanced classes, good attendance and behavior, willingness to work hard, and a being positive role model for other students.  If a student is not meeting student expectations, he/she can be exited from the program.

For more information about screening:

Director of Special Programs

Brenham Independent School District

(979) 277-3700 | BrenhamISD.net

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