The AVID Elective is a college preparatory course for students who have high potential but who don't always live up to that potential. The goal of the AVID program is for the students to be admitted to a four-year university so they have that option after graduation.

This college preparatory course teaches students how to "do school" more effectively and efficiently. Students learn about note-taking, critical thinking, reading, and writing, studying, and working with other students and teachers effectively. Students also look ahead to the future, learning about what it takes to get into college and the college admissions process.