Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Mission:  AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. 


AVID is: 
A structured college preparatory system working directly with schools and districts 
A direct support structure for first-generation college goers, grades 4-16 
A school-wide approach to curriculum and rigor. 
A non-profit, college readiness system 
A support structure for typically low-income, under-served students 
For elementary through post secondary grade levels 
A school-wide approach to rigorous curriculum 
Professional Development for educators 

Why Does AVID Work? 
Places AVID students in rigorous curriculum and gives them the support to achieve 
Provides the explicit "hidden curriculum" of schools 
Provides a team of students for positive Peer identification 

AVID Will Help You: 
Develop as readers and writers 
Develop deep content knowledge 
Know content specific strategies for reading, writing, thinking and talking 
Develop habits, skills, and behaviors to use knowledge and skills 




Students in AVID are more likely to complete college eligibility requirements and get into four-year colleges. 

By 2020 our goal is that 100% of AVID graduates will have post-secondary acceptance/college plans 

Once accepted to college, AVID students possess the higher-level skills needed for success in college. 

AVID places academically average students in advanced classes. 

AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low income and other students without a college-going tradition in their families




In just over 30 years, AVID has become one of the most successful college-preparatory programs for low-income, under-served students. Today AVID reaches more than 425,000 students in approximately 4,800 schools in 48 states and 16 other countries. 

Almost 3 out of 4 AVID graduates were accepted to a four-year college. 
The number of AVID 8th graders enrolled in Algebra is almost 50 percent higher than the national average. 

AVID students complete four-year college entrance requirements at a rate at least two times higher than the national rate. 

AVID Graduates 


91.3 % plan to enroll in a college or university.

58.3 % plan to enroll in a 4 year university.

33% plan to enroll in a 2 year college.



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