What is AVID?

Advancement via Individual Determination, or AVID, is a college-readiness program that equips students with the necessary tools and skills needed to be successful in a four-year university program. AVID students are taught organizational strategies and study skills, use collaboration to solve problems and receive help with college admissions and prep tests. Fort Vancouver’s AVID program creates a close-knit, supportive community that helps our students build a strong foundation for their future academic, professional and personal success.

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Fort AVID program

Phone: 360-313-4000

Rigorous academic instruction
Motivational mentorship and college-going culture
Collaborative tutorial group support

AVID staff

Ashley Pirrone
English, AVID
Corey Farr
AP Human Geography, AVID
Coreyanne Russell
James Cederstrom
Biology, AVID
Owen Fraiser
Owen Frasier

AVID program, year-by-year:

Student requirements:

  • Attend an AVID elective class during the regular school day

  • Enroll in one or more advanced academic class (Honors, Pre-AP or AP) each semester

  • Maintain satisfactory citizenship and attendance in all classes

  • Maintain AVID binders with assignment/grade record sheets and daily notes in all classes

  • Complete all homework assignments and commit to studying every night


What does an AVID elective class look like?

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AVID curriculum

AVID teacher


College students supervised by AVID teacher

AVID curriculum

AVID teacher


College students supervised by AVID teacher

Binder evaluations

Field trips

Socratic seminars

Media center


Motivational activities

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Our AVID program is districtwide.

AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college and careers, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
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