Upcoming Events

AVID Recruitment 2024-2025

AVID Application for 2024-2025

** **Link to Application for 2024-2025 school year

Interviews will take place at  Baker Prairie Middle School on March 18th & 20th. Interviews at 91 School are TBD.

Contact Tiffany Jordan for more information (503)263-7200.

What is AVID?

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.

AVID, a rigorous program designed to prepare students for college and careers, began at CHS in 2017-18. 

AVID is an acceleration program, not an intervention program, with three main components including academic instruction, tutorial sessions, and motivational activities. Students in the AVID elective meet daily and receive instruction in note-taking, time management, organization, reading, writing, and study skills. AVID students also receive additional support twice a week through collaborative tutorial groups with peers and AVID-trained tutors.  Students learn how to access difficult curriculum and persevere through “points of confusion,” so they gain the skills to succeed in challenging courses. Students are expected to enroll in challenging Advanced Placement and dual credit classes.Students also learn about colleges and universities (the application and financial aid processes) through college field trips and are encouraged to explore career opportunities through curriculum, research, and guest speakers. 

*Students need to apply and be accepted to this program. 

Characteristics of an AVID Student:

  • Typical GPA range of 2.0-3.5 when entering AVID
  • Little to No attendance or discipline problems
  • Are willing to commit to enrollment in rigorous college preparatory sequence of courses

The AVID student profile also includes first generation college students, with a desire to improve, and an end goal of college acceptance. The only strict requirement is the student’s desire to be part of the challenging AVID elective class.

AVID Staff at CHS
"How does AVID impact us all?"

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

Teachers are inherently passionate about education. AVID helps us facilitate learning, resulting in an inquiry-based, student-centric classroom. These elements are at the core of our approach to closing the opportunity gap.


Schools today include students of diverse cultures, languages, and backgrounds. AVID helps teachers relate to all students.


AVID teachers know that all students are capable, often challenging many core beliefs.


Over 6,000 schools recognize these as AVID strategies, not because we invented them, but because we show how they can make curriculum come alive without being prescriptive.
Please note: Students cannot forecast for this course. There is an application process that takes place in February and March, students submit an application, get teacher recommendations and are interviewed by the Canby High School AVID team.