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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

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a “college-readiness system” that prepares students in the “academic middle” for any post-secondary path they wish to follow upon graduation. With a focus on WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading) skills, in addition to study techniques, questioning strategies, critical thinking, career preparation, and writing-to-learn skills, the AVID elective class also includes enrichment activities that give students the transferable “tools” needed for academic success throughout their high school years and beyond. Typically, AVID targets students with a 2.0–3.5 GPA (C–B/A) who have a desire to go to college and a willingness to work hard. Taking responsibility for one’s own learning (i.e.: “Individual Determination”) is central to the AVID philosophy. Teacher instruction helps to support and grow this trait through student-centered activities and a rigorous curriculum.

The AVID 9-12 elective is backed with English 9-12 and runs from September through June each school year.

Royal Bay Secondary is proud to provide the AVID Program as a continuation of the successful SD62 model which originated at Belmont Secondary in September 2005. AVID originated in San Diego, CA in 1980. It has been implemented in more than 7,000 schools in 47 states across the U.S., plus schools in Department of Defense Education, Canada, and Australia. AVID impacts more than 2 million students in grades K–12 and in over 60 post-secondary institutions.

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

Students can join AVID at any grade.

Please submit your completed application form to Mr. Froess at jfroess@sd62.bc.ca

4 YEAR PLAN + AVID Pathways at Royal Bay