(Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nonprofit that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. We train 80,000 educators annually to close the opportunity gap so that they can prepare all students for college, careers, and life.

AVID provides scaffolded support to educators, and students need to encourage college and career readiness and success. With AVID, school leaders have the flexibility to start small and can deepen AVID’s impact on their campus over time.

What does AVID look like at the secondary level?

Our nation’s schools are full of students who desire to go to college and are willing to work hard, but many do not indeed have the opportunity to be college-ready. These students will often be the first in their families to attend college and are from traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education. AVID Secondary equips teachers and schools with what they need to help these students succeed in college and their careers.

To address this need, AVID has developed the AVID Elective course. In the AVID Elective, students receive additional academic, social, and emotional support to help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses. Districts can decide how many AVID Elective classes to start and which grade levels will implement AVID first. 

The power of AVID Secondary is the ability to impact students in the AVID Elective class and all students throughout the campus. AVID Secondary can affect the entire school by providing classroom activities, teaching practices, and academic behaviors that can be incorporated into any classroom to improve student engagement and success. Teachers can take what they’ve learned at AVID training back to any classroom to help all students, not just those in AVID, to become more college- and career-ready.

Who is the AVID Student?

AVID targets students in the academic middle who desire to go to college and are willing to work hard. These students are capable of completing a rigorous curriculum but must catch up to their potential. AVID pulls these students out of their unchallenging courses and puts them on the college track: acceleration instead of remediation. AVID student eligibility is a 2.0-3.5 GPA, with mid to high scores on standardized tests such as PSAT and ISAT. Application, interview, teacher and counselor/administrator recommendation, and an expressed commitment to achievement are required before enrollment. 

What is required in the AVID elective class?

While the course features many interactive and highly engaging activities, AVID students must utilize the AVID binder, take Cornell Notes, and participate in Collaborative Learning Groups. The study also investigates post-secondary opportunities targeted toward the interests of the students.

How can I learn more about AVID?

Visit http://www.avid.org/ to learn about the AVID College Readiness System!

Are you interested in the AVID program at Crook County High School?

Contact the Site Coordinator, Mrs. Kim Crofcheck, at kim.crofcheck@crookcounty.k12.or.us for information.   



CCHS AVID Contacts

Mrs. Kim Crofcheck kim.crofcheck@crookcounty.k12.or.us

Mrs. Briana Van Roekel briana.vanroekel@crookcounty.k12.or.us 

Crook County High School

1100 SE Lynn Boulevard

Prineville, Oregon | 97754

P (541) 416-6900

F (541) 416-6913