AVID is a regularly scheduled elective class that prepares students with academic potential for success in college. AVID students are expected to maintain at least a "C" average in scholarship and citizenship, to study a minimum of two hours per night, and to enroll in college preparatory classes. The AVID student's goal is to enroll in a four-year university. The AVID program has three areas of focus: 1. Students receive academic instruction in writing and in the following skills - note taking, studying, test taking and organization; 2. Students receive academic support from college tutors through collaborative groups and peer counseling; 3. Students are motivated to pursue academic excellence through cultural and college field trips, classroom guest speakers, and AVID team building.