The AVID Deer Park High School program has 379 students enrolled. Around 163 of those students have been in AVID for three or more years. Students can enter the program as early as seventh grade.
AVID-Advancement Via Individual Determination is a college-preparation program. AVID students receive time to collaborate with their peers and with college tutors over school and college prep.
Students are invited to join AVID. The classes are targeted for students in the academic middle with the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. DPHS AVID teacher Cassandra Himes said she sees students make more informed decisions for college after attending the class.