AVID stands for Advancement via Individual Determination. The focus of this class is on the development of the study and academic skills necessary to take college preparatory coursework in high school. Students will explore short and long-term goals as they relate to planning to attend college. Students will be taught how to take notes, test-taking skills, organizational skills, as well as improving their self esteem through the teaching of communication skills. Field trips and guest speakers are arranged for this class. In addition, students will have access to in-class tutoring. Application process is required.