AVID’s mentors and college-going culture inspire students to work hard.


AVID students support one another in group work during tutorials.


AVID instruction prepares students for high school and beyond.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

McLoughlin student in an AVID classroom

Using research‐based strategies and curriculum, AVID develops students’ critical thinking, literacy and math skills so that they are prepared for college and success in a global society. Students can enroll in this elective class to achieve their academic and personal goals.

AVID students learn how to conduct research, take notes and work in groups. They are trained in proven WICOR strategies:

  • Writing
  • Inquiry
  • Collaboration
  • Organization
  • Reading

A unique aspect of AVID is the tutorial. Tutors work in AVID classes twice per week to help students progress in all academic areas.