AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college-readiness program designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. AVID focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple—raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge. Students apply, interview, and go through a selection process in this elective class. Once chosen, they are required to enroll in at least one advanced placement class.


Here at Castle Dome Middle School, we are proud to have three AVID elective classes—one for each grade level (6th, 7th, and 8th).

In the AVID class, students have access to:

  • College information
  • Rigorous curriculum
  • Guest speakers
  • Tutorial support twice a week