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What is AVID?

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an in-school academic support program for grades seven through twelve. The purpose of the program is to prepare students for college eligibility and success. AVID places academically average students in advanced classes, levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income, and other students without a college-going tradition in their families, and targets students in the academic middle – B, C, and even D students – who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard.

Currently, we have 6 schools involved in the AVID program: Argonaut High School, Amador High School, Ione Junior High School, Jackson Junior High School, Pioneer Elementary School, and Jackson Elementary School.

  • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
  • Provides intensive support and tutorials for strong student/teacher relationships
  • Creates a positive peer group for students
  • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

AVID’s Mission:

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


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AVID's Impact

District AVID Director:
Sinead Klement

District AVID Coordinator:
Tara Hannah

Amador County Unified School District
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