AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through postsecondary that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System accelerates student learning, uses research-based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.
Students in the AVID program are required to take an AVID elective class (each year), as well as Advanced Placement and other rigorous courses. The AVID curriculum prepares students for college by emphasizing writing, inquiry, collaboration, reading, note-taking, rigor, study skills, and college/career/motivational activities.
Currently, the Canyons AVID program has 390 students throughout the Jordan High Feeder. These students go on field trips to local colleges to experience higher education. When the AVID students are Seniors that have strong academic skills, a high GPA, and a competitive ACT, which helps them qualify for scholarships and receive FREE money to attend colleges. This is seen by the graduating class of 2023: