What is AVID K-12?
Currently, AVID for Higher Education at TTU has a strong working partnership with
AVID in Lubbock ISD with Dr. Beverly Finch, and the number of AVID high schools keeps
growing. Resources, trainings, and celebrations are shared in an effort to strengthen
the AVID P-20 pipeline.
Students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking
probing questions, get academic help from peers and TTU AVID tutors, and participate
in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. Students
enrolled in AVID are typically required to enroll in at least one of their school's
toughest classes, such as honors or Advanced Placement®, in addition to the AVID elective.
As students progress in AVID, their self-images improve, and they become academically
successful leaders and role models for other students.
AVID targets students in the academic middle - B, C, and even D students - who have
the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who
are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential.
Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are
from low-income or minority families. AVID pulls these students out of their unchallenging
courses and puts them on the college track: acceleration instead of remediation.