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Sutter Middle School

7330 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka, CA 91306
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Advancement Via Individual Determination
A COLLEGE PREPARATORY PROGRAM
OFFERED AT
SUTTER MIDDLE SCHOOL

AVID IS…
A program designed to prepare students in the middle who have not previously succeeded in a college preparatory path for admission to four-year universities and colleges.


AVID OBJECTIVES
  • To give academic instruction and support to students and prepare them for eligibility to four-year colleges and universities.
  • To give students college level entry skills.
  • To increase the “coping skills” of program participants.
  • To motivate the program students to seek a college education.
  • To increase the participants’ level of career awareness.
AVID ACTIVITIES
  • Learning with college tutors
  • Writing for all classes
  • Developing success strategies
  • Applying for college
  • Preparing for a professional career
  • Visiting college campuses
  • Interacting with guest speakers
AVID FACTS
  • AVID identifies underachieving, disadvantaged students in grades 6-12 and prepares them for four year college entry.
  • Since 1980, when it was started in San Diego, AVID has served over 40,000 students throughout the United States.
  • In California, 95% of AVID graduates are in a college or university.
  • 71% are attending a four year university.
  • 24% are attending a two year college.
  • 75% of the graduates are working full or part-time to send themselves through college.