Welcome to AVID!!! AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and it is a non-profit college-readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. The program places special emphasis on increasing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization, and reading skills. Along with those skill improvements, there is also a focus on efficient study habits and time management skills. AVID is built upon the idea that students need more than content knowledge to be successful in their post-secondary experience. They will be introduced to critical thinking skills strategies to be able to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information, so that they can expand their success as they progress through their high school years.