Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple – raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge. (c/o:www.avid.org)

Interested in visiting?

As a national demonstration school, we often host other high schools that are interested in starting or improving an AVID program. Our visits last about three hours and cater to the needs of the visiting school(s). In the past, we have hosted:

*Highline High School
*Foss High School
*McKay High School (Oregon)
*Olympia High School
*AVID Western Division consortium

Please contact Randy Long, AVID Administrator, if you are interested in visiting. 253.945.5422 or rlong@fwps.org. We are happy to host you!

 AVID at Federal Way High School 

Federal Way High School holds the distinct honor of being an AVID National Demonstration School. This means that many of the components that make the AVID classes so successful have been implemented throughout the entire school to provide increased academic achievement for all students.

AVID is made up of a few core components:

* Tutorials: Twice a week study sessions with AmeriCorps members

* Cornell Notes: A systematic method of note taking that fosters inquiry and organization

* AVID Notebook: An organizational tool that helps students be effective learners and helps them stay accountable for their school work.