Advancement Via Individual Determination 

Englewood Schools is proud to offer AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) at Englewood High School (EHS), Englewood Middle School (EMS) and Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice (CFHSC). AVID is a college readiness system that provides students with proven, real-world academic and behavioral skills necessary to succeed in college, career and life.

All students enrolled in EHS, EMS, and CFHSC benefit from the AVID College Readiness System through school-wide academic strategies, such as writing to learn, inquiry, collaboration, organizational skills, and critical reading (WICOR ). These skills are taught in all classes by teachers who have been trained to use AVID strategies in their specific content areas.

These schools also offer the AVID Elective class, an academic, regularly scheduled elective designed to prepare students for the rigors of higher education and the workforce. This course targets students in the academic middle–B, C, and even D students–with the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. Typically, AVID students will be the first in their families to attend college and come from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

AVID places these students on the college track, requiring them to enroll in the most rigorous courses that are appropriate for them, such as Honors, Advanced Placement® and Concurrent Enrollment. To support them in the rigorous coursework, AVID students learn organizational and study skills, develop critical thinking, learn to ask probing questions, receive academic help from peers and college tutors twice a week, and participate in college tours and motivational activities to make their college dreams reality.

  • 100% of AVID graduates earned college credit while in high school.
  • 100% of AVID graduates have been accepted to four-year colleges.
  • AVID students outperform their peers in grades, attendance, and standardized assessment scores.
  • AVID students outpace their peers for scholarships and grants 2-to-1.

Interested in learning more or enrolling your school student in AVID? Contact your school’s counseling department.