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Parent Tours for Incoming Students are happening on Fridays through February 28, 2020.      5th Grade Parent Night scheduled for March 12 at 5:30 PM.      Contact us for more information about enrollment and matriculation!
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What is AVID?

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  At Culver City Middle School, AVID is offered as an introductory class on the 6th grade elective wheel and a yearlong elective class in the 7th and 8th grades.  AVID teachers use proven instructional practices that prepare students in the academic middle, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education, for success in high school, college, and career.


What happens in the AVID Program?

The AVID curriculum includes: note taking and study skills, essay writing, college/career activities, twice weekly tutorials with college students, motivational activities, time-management/goal setting skills, guest speakers, and field trips to area colleges / universities and cultural locales.

How do I apply for AVID at CCMS?

To apply for the yearlong elective, AVID students must have satisfactory citizenship, good attendance, and a GPA between 2.00 and 3.50.  AVID students must also be motivated to work toward college eligibility.  An application and interview are required prior to admission into the year long AVID elective. Applications are available in early Spring.
Applications for the 2020-2021 Elective Class are now available in the front office. 
Due Date: Friday, March 13, 2020 by 2:45 p.m. in Room 327.
Email Mrs. Mendoza at if you have any questions.