Culver City Middle School

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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.