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AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The program is based on the belief that if students are willing to work hard, they can be taught skills needed to take ownership of their own learning, to complete rigorous courses and be prepared for high school and college.

AVID Yearlong Elective

At Stacey Middle School our year-long AVID elective class for 6th - 8th grade. It provides scaffold support that educators and students need to encourage college and career readiness with success. With AVID, students learn organizational and higher-order thinking skills based on rigorous standards. The student’s academic confidence and self-image improves and they become successful leaders and role models for other students on campus. (application required for enrollment)

Students who graduate from AVID in middle school and high school will be guided to complete their 4-year college entry requirements. 

It is a “self-sufficient” program at Stacey.  Therefore, all students in the program must also make a commitment to individually succeed in school academically and behaviorally, raise funds for college and cultural field trips, and volunteer to do community service hours. 

Objectives of AVID: 

  • To provide academic instruction and other support to students and to prepare for eligibility in the AVID program in high school and for eligibility to a 4-year university
  • To increase academic “coping skills” of student participants
  • To motivate and support students to seek college education throughout middle school and high school
  • To increase participant levels of career awareness

AVID may be right for your student if your student:

  • Possess intrinsic motivation
  • Has excellent attendance
  • Strives to get their best grades in school
  • Wiling to do 2 hours or more of homework nightly
  • Commits to do service hours and/or leadership before and after school
  • Has excellent citizenship
  • Wants to attend a 4-year university
  • Willing to raise funds for field trips
  • Be the first one in the family to attend a 4-year university

AVID is designed to impact the leadership, systems, instruction and culture of a school to support high expectations and levels of achievement for all students. AVID impacts students throughout the school when trained teachers use AVID strategies to influence the academic and behavioral skills of their students in all content classes. Although AVID is an elective course for selected students, ALL students will benefit because the methodologies, strategies, and expectations are school-wide and impact the learning environment and culture of an entire campus.

Questions? Contact: Ms. Thach