Banning High School - AVID


What is AVID?

Advancement Via Individual Determination:  AVID is offered as an elective course for grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 that --  like any other classes -- meets regularly. Each week, students receive two hours of instruction, two hours in tutor led study groups, and one hour in motivational activities and academic survival skills, including critical reading and writing skills. AVID students are encouraged to take honors/advanced placement courses. All AVID students take courses that meet both the Banning High School graduation requirements and A-G categories as part of the California State and University of California entrance requirements. 

AVID Center Mission

AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. 

AVID Student Profile

The AVID student is a student with academic potential:

  • Average-to-high test scores
  • 2.0-3.5 GPA
  • College potential with support
  • Desire and determination

The AVID student meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • First in family to attend college
  • Historically least served in four-year colleges (e.g., underrepresented as a racial or ethnic group)
  • Low income
  • Special circumstances