Skip to main content

Personal tools



AVID's mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Advancement via Individual Determination

A Brief History of AVID in APS

The AVID Elective class was first brought to APS in 2009 to five secondary schools. This inaugural group of schools includes Highland HS, Manzano HS, Hayes MS, Van Buren MS, and Wilson MS.

Starting in the fall of 2010 the number of AVID schools nearly tripled to thirteen with the addition of West Mesa HS and Valley HS and their feeder middle schools. By 2015, more than twenty middle and high schools across the district had become AVID member schools, offering the AVID Elective to students in grades 7-12. In the years that followed, AVID expanded to several elementary schools. Currently, AVID programming exists in more than fifty schools across APS.

Profile of an AVID Student

Parents...the AVID class is a perfect opportunity for your child if he or she can answer “yes” to the following statements:

  • I want to go to college!
  • I am willing to work hard to get there.
  • Sometimes I don’t do as well as I can in my classes, but I want to improve.
  • I enjoy going to school and I regularly attend all my classes.
  • Sometimes I struggle in my classes and I want to take AVID to learn skills that will make me a better student.

Next Steps

Prospective AVID students can take initiative by contacting the AVID teacher at their school for information about the application process and timeline. AVID schools typically begin recruiting students for this class early during the spring semester.

AVID Schools

Elementary Schools

Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Whittier, Adobe Acres, Alamosa, Armijo, Atrisco, Barcelona, Carlos Rey, Chaparral, Edward Gonzales, Helen Cordero, Kit Carson, Lavaland, Los Padillas, Mary Ann Binford, Mountain View, Navajo, Painted Sky, Pajarito, Rudolfo Anaya, SR Marmon, Valle Vista, Mission

Middle Schools

Hayes, Jackson, Jefferson, Kennedy, Van Buren, Washington, Wilson, Ernie Pyle, Harrison, Jimmy Carter, John Adams, Polk, Truman, James Monroe, Taylor, Tony Hillerman, Cleveland, Grant, Hoover, McKinley

K-8 Schools

George I. Sanchez & Tres Volcanes.

High Schools

  • Albuquerque High, Highland, Manzano, Atrisco Heritage Academy, Rio Grande, West Mesa, Valley, Del Norte, Freedom

Contact Information

Main Phone: (505) 884-9582

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25704 Albuquerque, NM 87125-0704

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 510 West Albuquerque, NM 87110 Map