AVID targets students in the academic middle, 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. AVID pulls these students out of their unchallenging courses and puts them on the college track: acceleration instead of remediation. The eligibility become an AVID student is a 2.0-3.5 GPA, scores between the 50th and 80th percentiles on CTB TerraNova, Teacher and administrator recommendation, and Expressed commitment to achievement.
Tutors are essential to the success of the AVID elective class, where they facilitate student access to rigorous curriculum. AVID tutors are college students and/or volunteer community members and parents who are trained in leading AVID tutorials.