What is AVID?


AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a school wide transformation effort focused on leadership, systems, instruction, and culture.

AVID is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. The AVID College Readiness System is the only elementary through higher education instructional system (K–16), which allows for regional alignment that strengthens student potential for completion. AVID-trained educators teach students academic and social skills to help them develop the habits and behaviors needed to succeed in rigorous curriculum. The AVID College Readiness System is a catalyst for developing a school culture that closes the achievement, expectation, and opportunity gaps many students face, and it prepares all students for success in a global society. 

How does AVID work?

AVID  aligns a school campus with the most current research-based college and career readiness practices. At the elementary level, AVID practices are used school wide. At the secondary level, AVID practices are used school wide and the AVID Elective class is utilized to add an extra layer of support for college readiness if a student choose to participate. AVID applications for all levels of the AVID Elective class can be found here! In addition, AVID training and resources help teachers improve student performance by embedding best teaching practices, encouraging self-advocacy, providing support, and building relationships that encourage student engagement. AVID is a leader in professional learning, training more than 25,000 educators each year.

Visit www.avid.org for more information. Click here for a video. Click here for an informational PowerPoint.