Â Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) 9 (year-long) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success. The rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum provided by the AVID Center includes tutor-facilitated study groups, motivational activities and academic success skills. Students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to support their academic growth. Students take courses that meet the four-year college entrance requirements and prepare forÂ college acceptance and persistence, including application and examination (SAT and ACT) preparation. Students must meet AVID participation requirements, apply to participate and be accepted into the AVID College Readiness System.