AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college-preparatory elective currently offered to students at Mt. Jordan Middle School, Eastmont Middle School and Jordan High School in Canyons School District.
Students are selected to participate in AVID after an application process. Those who are admitted to the program begin taking the AVID elective course and continue through their senior year of high school. In the AVID elective class, students learn organizational and analytical skills, focusing special attention on the five pillars of AVID's "WICOR" curriculum: writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading. The ultimate objective of this curriculum is to develop students' ability to think critically and ask higher-level questions—skills that will be key to their academic success in college, the workplace, and the world.
AVID's mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.