AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

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For Families

What is AVID?

  • AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination!

  • AVID is a safe, open classroom culture, high expectations for teachers and students.

  • With AVID, teachers inspire students to take control of their learning.

Who is AVID for?

  • Students who want to control their educational destiny!

  • Students who want to increase their chance of being prepared for all college and career opportunities after high school.

  • Students who want to remove any barriers to learning.

Where is AVID offered?

  • AVID is used in all elementary schools.

  • The AVID elective is offered at Marysville-Pilchuck, Marysville-Getchell, Legacy High School, Cedarcrest Middle School, Marysville Middle School, and Totem Middle School.

How do I get my student involved or get more information?

  • Start with your school...

    • Contact your student's counselor

    • for secondary (6-12) ask to speak to or email the school AVID coordinator

  • Contact the AVID district director: Kim Galde

    • 360-965-0022

    • kimberly_galde@msvl.k12.wa.us

For Students

Really...what is AVID?

  • It really does stand for Advancement Via Individuation Determination!

  • It means that you have a supportive school family where you can safely and openly learn specific strategies to help you succeed in all of your classes!

  • It allows you the opportunity to develop into a leader among your peers by giving you the chance to take control of your learning.

Does it really help?

  • YES!! For students who want to take control of their learning (that's the determination piece)!

  • 94% of AVID high school students complete all university requirements.

  • 90% of AVID high school students are accepted into 4-year universities!!

How do I get involved?

  • At the secondary level (6-12) ask your counselor or one of your teachers.

  • If you know who your AVID elective teacher is, ask them!

For more information contact Kim Galde: kimberly_galde@msvl.k12.wa.us

Interested in applying for AVID for the 2022-2023 school year? Click below!

If you are currently in 5th grade, use this application:

If you are currently in 6th or 7th grade, use this application:

If you are currently in 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade, use this application:

See how AVID is making an impact

AVID Excel class at MMS!

AVID Excel class at MMS!

AVID Mock Interviews

MGHS AVID Mock Interviews

AVID: People Like Me video

Check back frequently to see how AVID is impacting students here in Marysville!

MGHS sophomores from Ms. Twitchell's AVID class prepared for and participated in mock interviews. Students filled out job applications and submitted resumes in preparation for their interviews. Each student was able to experience a one-on-one interview followed by helpful feedback. A special thanks to our volunteers from the Army, Air Force, and Navy for their help in running a successful event. 

Alicia Coragiulo, Career and College Counselor

The AVID stories have impacted me because it gave me a better understanding of what AVID is, and what it could look like in the future. I learned that AVID can not only help you academically, but emotionally too! It brings you closer to other people, including your teachers.

Middle school student after participating in an AVID high school/Middle school Day.  

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