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AVID Program


AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a college readiness system that prepares students in kindergarten through 12th grade for college eligibility and success. Since it began in 1980 in California, AVID has been adopted by more than 5,600 schools, including 40 colleges and universities, in 44 states and 16 countries, making a difference in the lives of 1.2 million students.


AVID is for all students, but targets those in the academic middle and who are usually under-served. Its systematic approach is designed to support students and educators as they increase school-wide/district-wide learning and performance. In AVID, students will develop and reinforce attitudes, skills, and knowledge to successfully enter and complete advanced class work. Students will learn and apply study skills and learning strategies to improve performance in all classes. Students will be visiting colleges and participating in team-building exercises to help them set future goals that they can achieve.


AVID's mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.