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AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

Royal Bay Secondary is proud to provide the AVID Program as a continuation of the successful SD62 models currently being offered in our district.  The Royal Bay AVID pathway starts in Dunsmuir Middle School and students continue on that pathway from grades 9 thru 12 while at Royal Bay.  The AVID  class is linear and is backed with English 9, Math 10 and English Pre-AP 11 & 12.

Advancement Via Individual Determination  is a program that prepares students in the academic middle for college eligibility. With a focus on learning organization and study techniques, questioning strategies, critical thinking, career preparation, and writing-to-learn skills, the AVID elective class also includes collaborative tutorials and enrichment activities that make attending college or university seem possible. Typically, AVID targets students with a 2.0 – 3.5 GPA (C – A/B) who have a desire to go to college and a willingness to work hard.

CLICK HERE for a more in depth explanation of  AVID Secondary.

Students can join AVID at any grade.  Please fill out the application form and send it to their councellor:

AVID General Application Form

AVID-English 9 Application Form

Entrance will be based upon an interview and space availability.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the administrative team.