About AVID

About AVID 

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system that prepares students for college eligibility and success. Since it began in 1980 in California, AVID has been adopted by more than 4,800 schools and 41 institutions of higher education in 45 states and 16 countries, providing training for more than 30,000 educators each year and making a difference in the lives of more than 700,000 students.

AVID: 
  • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
  • Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
  • Creates a positive peer group for students
  • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

The Mission of AVID
AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.  It is designed to ensure all students, especially the least served students who are in the academic middle to:
Succeed in rigorous curriculum
Complete a rigorous college preparatory path
Enter mainstream activities of the school
Enrollment in college
Become educated and responsible participants and leaders in their communities and our society

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