Avid in the classroom

If plan “A” didn’t work, don’t worry. There are 25 more letters.

Group of Ewa Makai students sitting together on chairs doing their work.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

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.


Ewa Makai Middle School has been an AVID school since we first opened our doors in the 2010 - 2011 School Year. Since then we have earned distinction as an AVID Certified Site with our current goal of becoming an AVID Demonstration School. 


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

Ewa Makai student writing on a whiteboard.