THE AVID MANTRA I will strive for excellence in all that I do. There is no plateau that I can’t reach, no goal that I can’t accomplish because I AM AN ACHIEVER. Without struggle, there is no progress. I WILL PREVAIL! Derrick D. Moore, MSEd West Mecklenburg H.S. 2006 Did You Know???? • Even after high school, the skills students learn in AVID are used to succeed in both college and life. Eighty-five percent of AVID students graduate from college with an average G.P.A. of 2.94. What are the results??? • A well-developed AVID program improves schoolwide standardized test scores, advanced rigorous course enrollments, and the number of students attending college. Since 1990, more than 30,000 AVID students have graduated from high school and gone on to college. Ninety-five percent of AVID students report enrolling in college, 77 percent in four-year institutions and 17 percent in community colleges. The national average for four-year college enrollment is 35 percent.