What is AVID?

GMS AVID- Advancement Via Individual Determination

Starting with the 2015-16 school year, Gulf Middle School will be offering the AVID program. The program is designed to assist students in the academic “middle”. Students in the AVID program will have a year long AVID class where they will learn important skills to be successful in their core classes. Strategies will include Cornell Notes, the use of the The AVID Binder, study skills, reading and writing skills and cooperative learning skills (WICOR).  The program will also assist and motivate students for advanced course work and focus their interests. The end-goal of the AVID program is to help students become prepared for college without having to take remedial coursework. Some students in AVID may be the first in their families to go to college.


For students who aren’t currently enrolled in the AVID elective, don’t worry! AVID strategies like binders and Cornell Notes are being utilized in all classes on campus. Each and every student has been equipped with a 3 inch binder to keep them organized.