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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.
The AVID Application for the 2018-19 school year is now available online!
If you are currently a high school student who would like to apply for the class, use this link here: https://tinyurl.com/1819AkinsAVIDapp
If you are a middle school student who will be attending Akins next year (2018-19), use this link here: https://tinyurl.com/risingAVIDeagle1819
You will need to get 2 teachers to fill out and submit the teacher recommendation form which is available here: https://tinyurl.com/AkinsAVIDtrec1819
Deadline to submit your application is Friday March 2nd, 2018!
Certified AVID Elective teachers:
Christina Garcia-Mata
Keith Frierson
Lisa Johnson
AVID Site-Team Members:
Susan Thames (AP)
Margarita Moreno (Counselor)
Sarah Simmons
Lora Alaniz
Melinda Horowitz
Christina Jenschke
Jacqueline LaFlamme
Katie Delmore
Melissa Contreras
Sarah Nickel
Akins Faculty who have attended AVID Summer Institute:
Ebone Zamarron