AVID Elective At-a-Glance

What is the AVID elective?

  • Advancement Via Individual Determination
  • Full year elective class for grades 6-12
  • Focuses on college and career readiness skills

What is AVID Excel?

  • An AVID class for long-term English Language
  • Learners (full year elective class for grades 6-8 at specific middle schools)
  • Focuses on language development and college and career readiness skills

An AVID/AVID Excel Student…

  • Demonstrates desire to attend college and the determination to get there
  • Is in the “academic middle” (2.0-3.5 GPA  or mostly 2s and 3s; average to high test scores)
  • May be the first in their family to attend college, low income, historically underserved on college campuses, or experience other special circumstances

As AVID Scholars We…

  • Succeed in rigorous classes
  • Meet college entrance requirements
  • Apply & are accepted to 4 year universities
  • Serve as leaders in our classrooms & communities

In the AVID Class We…

  • Visit college campuses
  • Create an AVID family
  • Learn from guest speakers
  • Learn strategies for success in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading
  • Help each other problem solve in Tutorials and Scholar Groups
  • Give back to our community through service learning


Entering 6th Grade click here

Entering 7th or 8th Grade click here

After filling out the application please provide the required interview for all applicants entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade.  Please click here to provide your interview.


If you have questions about the application process, please contact:

Rebecca Alburn, Crossler AVID Coordinator

Email: alburn_rebecca@salkeiz.k12.or.us