AVID classes are offered as an elective program that prepares students for entrance into four-year colleges and universities. Students will learn the AVID basic skills of WICR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading). There is an emphasis on analytical writing, preparation for college entrance and placement exams, study skills, test taking, note taking and research.
AVID students participate in motivational activities including college and career research, college and career outreach speakers, field trips to colleges and businesses and other educational opportunities in their communities, and service learning experiences. These activities provide students with the resources they need to learn about many positive opportunities available to them in the community that will impact their futures.
AVID students represent the academic middle that is capable of completing a rigorous college preparatory path with support. These students are often not realizing their full potential academically. In the selection process, a number of criteria are considered, including: achievement test scores, grades, attendance, desire and determination, first in family to attend college, historically underrepresented in four-year colleges, and economically disadvantaged. While all of the criteria are considered for acceptance into the program, no single criteria will necessarily eliminate a student from consideration.
*Application and interview are for consideration into the AVID Program. Applications are available through the college and career counselor.
Kailua High School's AVID Team at the 2016 AVID Summer Conference with Kailua/Kalaheo Complex Area Superintendent Lanelle Hibbs
Nearly 1000 Hawaii educators attended the three day conference at the Hawaii Convention Center to learn strategies and practices to best prepare thier students for college and career.