• Advancement Via Individual Determination

    Richlands High School partners with the nationally recognized program AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) to offer services for students in grades 9–12 who demonstrate strong academic potential but may need encouragement to reach and maintain their high performance capabilities. Rising 9th through 12th graders may apply for the AVID elective class by contacting a school counselor or Lacee Estes, the AVID Coordinator.


    AVID Overview

    AVID is an in-school college preparatory program designed to assist students in rigorous courses. Its mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID guides students toward challenging courses, including honors and Advanced Placement classes.

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    AVID Parents

    AVID parents play an important role in supporting their students. They come to meetings and join us when we go on college/university visits. They serve as chaperones and get a chance to see colleges first hand. It helps open doors for families where their RHS student might be the first college student in their family.