AVID Program


AVID-Advancement Via Individual Determination:  an academic elective at BCHS that helps prepare students to complete college preparatory requirements (A-G Requirements) for college and university entrance.

Who May Participate

Students who have the potential and desire to attend a four-year college and …
  • have appropriate classroom behavior
  • have between a 2.5 and 3.5-grade point average (GPA)
  • have a good attendance record
  • have good work habits
  • are willing to commit themselves to a minimum of two hours of homework each night
  • are willing to commit to enrollment in a rigorous college preparatory sequence of courses
  • have an average SAT-9/CAT 6 score between 50 and 70 percentile

AVID Objectives

  • To provide academic instruction and support to students and prepare them for eligibility for 4-Year Colleges and universities.
  • To give students college level entry skills
  • To increase the “coping skills” of program participants
  • To motivate program students to seek a college education
  • To increase the participants’ levels of college and career awareness

AVID Activities

  • Writing for all classes
  • Developing success strategies
  • Preparing for a professional career
  • Interacting with guest speakers
  • Participating in extracurricular and community activities
  • Fundraising
  • Learning with college tutors
  • Visiting college campuses
  • Applying for colleges