Avid at ncsu
  • What is AVID?

    AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nationally recognized program designed to assist students who have college potential with academic support. In the AVID elective class, which is a one credit per semester class, there is emphasis on writing, preparation for college entrance and placement exams, college study skills, test taking strategies, note taking, speaking, and career research. During their senior year in AVID, students are guided through the entire college application and selection process as well as provided assistance with their Senior Project. Financial aid assistance and college transition are also part of the senior curriculum.

    Students receive the support and guidance from a structured curriculum, college tutors, and AVID teacher assistance. AVID students are encouraged and expected to take rigorous and challenging classes and apply the AVID methodologies and use the AVID support to ensure academic success. AVID students also have the opportunity to listen to various occupational guest speakers and take college campus tours.


    What is an AVID Student?

    You do not need to be a “perfect” student to be a part of the AVID program because it is designed to provide support you on your way to achieving in all of your classes. Instead, students who want to be a part of the AVID program should share the following values:

    • A desire to attend a college or university after high school
    • A willingness to learn and try new study and organizational skills
    • Be earning a B/C average in all of their classes
    • A willingness to take Honors and Advanced Placement courses with the support of the AVID program

    To be considered for the AVID program, the following is required:

    1. Signed Parent/Student Information Questionnaire
    2. Written Reflection
    3. Two Teacher Recommendation Forms from Core subject teachers only


    How can I apply?

    Applications are available from Mrs. Bradshaw, any counselor or online (Current forms are outdated and are being revamped.  They are included in the forms section for reference purposes).  Applications are due to Mrs. Bradsahw by a date set each school year (usually in February).  All current 9th and 10th grade students are eligible to apply.