“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Mission Statement

To close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

What is AVID?

Advancement Via Individual Determination. This means to further your way through life, with a purpose or goal in mind. AVID teaches students about college and career readiness.

Our nation’s schools are full of students who possess a desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard, but many of them do not truly have the opportunity to be college-ready. These are often the students who will be the first in their families to attend college and are from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. AVID Secondary equips teachers and schools with what they need to help these students succeed on a path to college and career success.

To address this need, AVID has developed the AVID Elective course. For one period a day, students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses.

For more information, please visit https://www.avid.org/.


Ewa Makai Middle School has been an certified AVID school since we first opened our doors in the 2010 - 2011 School Year. We continue to hold the distinction of being a Highly Certified AVID Site.