AVID Program

What is AVID?

Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID is a grades 6-12 sequence of elective courses offered in Lincoln Public Schools. In this elective, students will develop academic skills needed for present and future successes as well as developing a growth mindset and a firm belief in self.

How are AVID students selected?

  • Students are nominated to interview by staff and may also self-nominate using the AVID Elective Interest Form.
  • Students are interviewed by school/district staff
  • Selections are made

AVID selection criteria may include, but is not limited to:

  • having desire and determination to be successful
  • being proficient, or close to proficient on state tests
  • being the first in their family to graduate from college
  • being from a racial, cultural, or economic group historically underrepresented in colleges and universities
  • having potential, but may also have special circumstances that could be obstacles to achievement

How does AVID serve students?

No matter what post-secondary path high school graduates choose, students must develop certain essential skills to design their own futures: critical thinking, collaboration, reading, writing, and relationship building. The development of these skills is rooted in belief in self. If students believe they are capable, there is a foundational confidence to learn and a resiliency to overcome setbacks.

Jon Davidson

LPS AVID Curriculum Specialist

Barbara Miller

LPS Multicultural Empowerment Coordinator