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Timberline High School AVID Program

Program Description

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a professional development program that uses research-based strategies and curriculum. AVID is a structured, college preparatory system working directly with schools and districts that was established over 30 years ago. AVID is a school-wide approach to curriculum and rigor that impacts more than 700,000 students in K-12 and 41 postsecondary institutions. AVID has been adopted by nearly 4,900 schools in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and 16 countries. The Boise School District first implemented AVID at Fairmont Junior High in 2006. Since then, the AVID program has been implemented in every junior high and high school in the Boise School District.

AVID is a program for "middle to upper middle" academic students. However, AVID students must also have a strong desire to attend school beyond high school and have the Individual Determination to do what it takes to get there. AVID students have the potential for honors/accelerated work in junior high and high school, but need academic and emotional support from teachers, other AVID students, their AVID teacher, and university tutors. AVID students are expected to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA throughout the school year in junior high and a 2.5 GPA in high school .

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 142
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Washington State University