•  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.

    What is AVID?

    • A structured, college preparatory system working directly with schools and districts
    • A direct support structure for first-generation college goers, grades 4-12
    • A schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigor adopted by more than 3,500 schools in 45 states and 15 countries
    • A professional development program providing training throughout the U.S.

    The AVID Student Profile

    • Students With Academic Potential
    • Average to high test scores
    • 2.0-3.5 GPA
    • College potential with support
    • Desire and determination

    Meets One or More of the Following Criteria

    • First to attend college in immediate family
    • Historically underserved in four-year colleges
    • Low income
    • Special circumstances

    AVID Program Essentials

    1. AVID student selection
    2. Voluntary participation
    3. AVID elective class offered during the school day
    4. Rigorous course and study
    5. Writing and reading curriculum
    6. Inquiry to promote critical reading
    7. Collaboration
    8. Trained tutors
    9. Data collection and analysis
    10. District and school commitment
    11. Active and interdisciplinary site team