Once accepted into the AVID program, students are enrolled in the AVID elective. For one period a day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. Their self-images improve, and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other students. They also visit local universities and listen to guest speakers share their college and career experiences. 100% of our 8th grade AVID students are recommended to take college prep sequence courses in high school.