El Monte Middle School is an AVID National Demonstration School.  Schools and districts interested in implementing AVID or improving their own AVID program can arrange to visit our site by contacting the principal.
What is AVID?
Advancement Via Individual Determination, is an elementary through postsecondary college readiness system that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID system accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional development, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.
Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle.  The formula is simple - raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge.