Why was my student selected/nominated for AVID? Does it mean they need remedial help?

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The AVID Elective is first and foremost a college readiness course. Your student was nominated or selected because he/she is showing potential to not only enroll and succeed in rigorous courses but to be on track to attend any college. AVID is not a remedial course. Students in the AVID Elective enroll in rigorous courses and receive the support needed to succeed in those courses. Your student has been identified as someone who has potential and could benefit from the skills that will be taught and the peer community in the AVID Elective class. The educators at your student’s school believe your child can improve and succeed academically as they prepare for college and a career with the help of AVID.