What Is AVID?

  • AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The course is designed for students who need support in order to succeed in Advanced College Prep (Honors and ODYSSEY-Honors) courses, the most challenging courses the school district offers. In AVID, students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and questioning, receive academic assistance to help them succeed in their advanced courses, and participate in college-readiness activities.The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) system works so well at Carver Middle School that AVID, a global nonprofit, selected Carver as a National Demonstration School, making it the first site in Spartanburg County. “Carver Middle School was selected as an AVID National Demonstration School because it has implemented the AVID System throughout the school and can serve as a model for new AVID sites,” said Terry Pruitt, Deputy Superintendent.

    Learn more about the AVID system here.