AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

What is AVID? pb avid button


  • A college preparatory program
  • An academic elective class
  • A national program that helps students qualify for attendance to a four-year college or university


AVID Programavidstudent4

  • Learning with peer tutors
  • Developing success strategies
  • Applying for college 
  • Preparing for a professional career 
  • Visiting college campuses
  • Interacting with guest speakers
  • Participation in extracurricular and community activities  

PB Avid

  1. Since 2017, 100% of our AVID graduates have been accepted to a four-year college or university.
  2. AVID grads have been accepted to more than 100 different four-year colleges and universities.
  3. To qualify for PB AVID students must:       
  • Apply and interview
  • Have appropriate classroom behavior
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Have a good attendance record
  • Be willing to commit themselves to a minimum of two hours of homework each night 
  • Be willing to commit to enrollment in a rigorous college preparatory sequence of courses

AVID Mission  


The mission of Paint Branch AVID is to ensure that ALL students, especially the under-served, will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.