Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is designed to support students in their goal of preparing for college readiness and are willing to challenge themselves with a rigorous course load including AP and/or Honors courses. Areas addressed are organization, time management, test taking, study skills, writing, and navigating the college and scholarship application process. With AVID providing support, students commit to making school a priority in their lives.

The AVID Elective has been shown to prepare students for a challenging four-year university course load. AVID is a nationally known, proven program which is highly regarded by the most prestigious universities in the nation. Students enrolled in AVID commit to the program for the duration of their high school career.

AVID is available at Hanford and Richland High schools. Set up a meeting with your school counselor for more information.

Erin Easton
Richland High Administrator


Mike Gaddis
Hanford High Administrator