AVID stands for Advancement via Individual Determination and is a rigorous college prep program for students in grades 9-12. The AVID program is for highly-motivated, college-bound students looking to improve their GPAs. Students enroll in college-prep courses (honors or AP) and learn strategies to enhance academic success, such as note-taking, writing, speaking, reading, self-advocacy, and test-taking skills. In the junior year, students begin to narrow their focus on a potential college major as well as potential schools of interest. Students interested in the AVID program should have a 2.0-3.5 GPA, good attendance, and a record of good behavior. Students should also be dedicated to continuing their education at a four-year college or university after graduation. Interested students will apply to the program and then be interviewed prior to acceptance. Students accepted into the AVID program commit for all four years of their high school academic careers.