• AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination

    Are you ready to take charge of your future? We seek to empower & engage students so that they can achieve their post high-school dreams.

    At the secondary grade levels (7th-12th grades), AVID is an approved elective course taken during the school day. Students are usually selected to enroll in an AVID class after an application process. For one class period per day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. Students enrolled in AVID are typically required to enroll in at least one of their school's toughest classes, such as honors or Advanced Placement®, in addition to the AVID elective. As students progress in AVID, their self-images improve, and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other students. 

    Please contact any of the AVID staff with questions:

    AVID Site Coordinator and Teacher: Erica Berchtold

    AVID Site Coordinator and Teacher: Jeff Schierer


    Community Service form for Students 

    BHS AVID Resource Folder  (You must be in U-46 for the folder to open).

  • Click here if you would like an AVID application.

    Applications are due by mid-January. 

AVID: An Overview from U-46 High School Students