AVID at Hammal SC

What is AVID?

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a VCE and University-readiness programme designed to increase students’ ability to succeed in VCE and to be accepted into University courses. The programme can serve all students but is particularly focussed on those students currently achieving in the ‘middle’ or ‘average’.

AVID was developed in 1980 by Mary Catherine Swanson at Clairemont High School in San Diego, California. There are now more than 400,000 students enrolled in AVID electives in 16 countries around the world.

Hallam Senior College is the first school in the South East of Victoria to adopt the AVID elective for Year 10 students.


Who does AVID?

The AVID elective is for students who:

  • Want to do better than they are already
  • Want help to be more organised
  • Want to take more responsibility for their learning
  • Want to improve their written and verbal skills
  • Are prepared to work hard
  • Have support from home to stay on track


AVID at Hallam

The AVID elective runs for the whole of Year 10 and is aimed at students who want to succeed in VCE and go on to University.

We focus on building up five skill areas; writing, inquiry, collaboration, organisation and reading (WICOR).


How do I join AVID at Hallam?

You will need to fill in an ‘Expression of Interest’ form and bring it with you to your Hallam Senior College enrolment interview.

You will also need to meet with the AVID coordinator.


Documents to download

AVID at Hallam SC

AVID Expression of Interest Form