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AVID Program at Akins Early College High School

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.

AVID’s Mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.


AVID Student Profile (who qualifies): Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic “middle.”  Students in “the middle” are B,C, and even D students who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. Usually, these students are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential.  Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families.

Students who are interested in joining AVID are expected to complete an application by the deadline, request AVID on their choice sheet, and get two teacher to fill out a recommendation form at: https://tinyurl.com/AVIDtrec1920

The AVID Application for the 2019-20 school year are now available (Deadline to apply is Monday March 25, 2019)
Current high school students should apply at:   https://tinyurl.com/1920AkinsAVIDapp
Incoming high school students (current 8th graders) should apply at:  https://tinyurl.com/AKINSAVIDco2023
If you are interested in joining AVID or have questions please contact Christina Garcia-Mata at christina.garcia-mata@austinisd.org
2019-20 AVID Elective teachers:
Aimee Finney
Aleisha Forde
Teresa Grumbles
Christina Garcia-Mata
Patricia Martinez
AVID Site-Team Members:
Susan Thames (AP)
Melinda Van Horn (Counselor)
Margarita Moreno 
Sarah Simmons
Sarah Nickel
Lora Alaniz
Loraine Tijerina
Christina Jenschke
Rebecca Redland
Katie Delmore
Melissa Contreras
Christina Berry
Elisha Aldana