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AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a nonprofit college-readiness program designed to help students who may be the first in their families to go to college and/or who are traditionally underrepresented in college. AVID helps students develop the skills they need to be successful in college.

AVID is currently offered as an elective in grades 7 and 8 at Lucy Addison and James Breckinridge Middle Schools and grades 9 and 10 at Patrick Henry and William Fleming High Schools.

AVID's Mission

To close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

How Do I Know if I'm a Good Fit for AVID?
All students are eligible to enroll in the elective; however, certain students may benefit more. You may be a good fit if you...

• Are a B or C student and show potential
• Can handle college preparatory coursework
• Are underrepresented on college campuses
• Will be the first in your family to enroll in a four-year university
• Are willing to join at least one extracurricular activity each year

What Will I Gain from AVID?
• Writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading skills (WICOR)
• Cornell notetaking skills
• Essay writing
• Study skills
• Test-taking skills
• Vocabular development
• Listening skills
• Oral presentation skills
• Goal-setting skills

98% of AVID seniors graduate on time. 94% have plans to attend college. And 93% complete college entrance requirements for a four-year college.

For More Information
Please talk with your school counselor or contact:

Dr. Anthony Frazier
Director of Family & Community Engagement
[email protected]
(540) 853.1359  
40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 Phone 540-853-2502