• What is AVID?
      AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a schoolwide college and career readiness system. AVID is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. The AVID College Readiness System is the only elementary through higher education instructional system (K–16), which allows for regional alignment that strengthens student potential for completion. AVID-trained educators teach students academic and social skills to help them develop the habits and behaviors needed to succeed in rigorous curriculum. The AVID College Readiness System is a catalyst for developing a school culture that closes the achievement, expectation, and opportunity gaps many students face, and it prepares all students for success in a global society

      How does AVID work?
      AVID aligns a school campus with the most current research-based college and career readiness practices. At the elementary level, AVID instructional practices are used schoolwide. At the secondary level, AVID instructional practices are used schoolwide and the AVID Elective class is utilized to add an extra layer of support for college readiness if a student chooses to participate. In addition, AVID professional learning and resources help teachers improve student performance by embedding best teaching practices, encouraging self-advocacy, providing support, and building relationships that encourage high levels of student engagement. AVID is a leader in professional learning, training more than 25,000 educators each year. 

    Why should my student apply for AVID?

    AVID targets academically promising students (GPA of 2.0-3.5) and places them in advanced courses, while supporting them through the AVID elective. AVID levels the playing field for students without a college-going tradition in their families and/or students who are underrepresented on four-year college campuses.

    • The selection process ensures only those with ability, desire and determination participate
    • AVID accelerates underachieving students
    • Intensive support is provided
    • Specific needs of underachieving students are targeted
    • Teacher is redefined as an advocate and guide
    • Communication and sharing between teachers, administrators and counselors occurs
    • All strategies are research-based



    Link to the Skyline AVID Application

    AVID Application SY21-22.docx


    AVID Information Flyer

    AVID Info Flyer



    What is AVID?

    AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a college preparatory class that helps students learn the skills necessary to take honors and AP classes in high school with the eventual outcome of attending a four-year college. Organization and study skills are addressed as part of the program. There is also a focus on applying for high school.



    Application Process
    1. Submit completed application to Mrs. Bulla.

    2. Application and student records reviewed:

    • Attendance

    • Behavior records

    • Grade review

    • RTI need - iReady data

    1. Teacher recommendation forms given to at least 2 staff members

    2. Interview with site team member

    3. Acceptance/Regret Letter

    2900 Skyline Drive, Wilmington DE 19808 Site Coordinator: Lindsey Bulla Lindsey.Bulla@redclay.k12.de.us