Advancement Via Individual Determination

 
AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
AVID is not just another program… at its heart, AVID is a philosophy...
Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge.

 

Introduction to AVID
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts nearly 1.5 million students in 46 states and 16 other countries/territories.
 
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
 
How AVID Works

AVID provide professional development for educators in research-based, proven practices and curriculum in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The AVID System annually provides 60,000+ educators with training and methodologies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas throughout the entire campus, in what we call Schoolwide AVID.
 
Information Source: avid.org