Blevins Middle School

It's All Good in the Neighborhood


A.V.I.D. = Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled and daily elective class based on writing as a tool of learning, the inquiry method and collaborative grouping. The three main components of the program are:

  1. Academic Instruction
  2. Tutorial Support
  3. Motivational Activities

AVID students are students in the academic "middle," capable of completing a college preparatory path with support. These students often are not realizing their full potential academically. In the identification process, a number of criteria are considered, including:

  • 2.0-3.5 GPA
  • Citizenship
  • Attendance
  • Desire and Determination
  • First in the family to attend college
  • Historically underrepresented in 4-year colleges/universities
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Other special circumstances

The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL students, most especially the least served students who are "in the middle'" will:

  • Succeed in rigorous curriculum
  • Complete a rigorous college prepartaory path
  • Enter mainstream activities of the school
  • Increase their enrollment in four-year colleges
  • Become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society

AVID students can expect to participate in various activities, including:

  • Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading (WICOR) methodologies are the basis for curriculum instruction
  • Students participate in field trips to colleges/universities
  • College students act as role models and facilitate academic discussion in regularly scheduled tutorial groups
  • Students develop academic and social skills for success in all subject ares
  • Guest speakers provide motivation, as well as, college and professional career information
  • AVID students participate in extracurricular activities and community events

2018-19 AVID Student Application