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First Gen College Prep

College Prep through AVID
(Achievement Via Individual Determination)

AVID fosters a safe and open culture, high expectations for teachers and students, and collaboration in all classrooms. AVID students in middle and high school are enrolled in an AVID elective class where they learn college readiness skills, organizational skills, and receive tutoring on a weekly basis. AVID students are encouraged to challenge themselves academically as well as be role models within the school and community.

Learn more at

District AVID Coordinator
Liz Amacher
(719) 579-3248

The AVID Student Profile

Students must exhibit academic potential and a desire to be a role model at school and within the community:

  • Average to high test scores
  • 2.0 - 3.5 GPA
  • College potential with support
  • Desire and determination

Meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • First to attend college
  • Historically least served in 4-year college
  • Low income
  • Special circumstances

The final selection of students for the AVID elective class is determined by each site school's interview process, which the Site Coordinator, Administrative Team, and AVID teachers create and utilize in order to select students.