What is AVID?

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a schoolwide transformation effort focused on leadership, systems, instruction, and culture, and is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. The AVID College Readiness System is the only elementary through higher education instructional system (K–16), which allows for regional alignment that strengthens student potential for completion.

AVID-trained educators teach students academic and social skills to help them develop the habits and behaviors needed to succeed in rigorous curriculum. The AVID College Readiness System is a catalyst for developing a school culture that closes the achievement, expectation, and opportunity gaps many students face, and it prepares all students for success in a global society.

How AVID WOrks

AVID training and resources help teachers improve student performance by embedding best teaching practices, encouraging self-advocacy, providing support, and building relationships that encourage student engagement.

AVID is a leader in professional learning, training more than 25,000 educators each year. Opportunities include:

•Summer Institutes •Leadership trainings •National Conference •Path (core content) trainings

Across all content areas, AVID’s research-based strategies and curriculum develops students’ academic skills, like reading, writing, and critical thinking, and academic behaviors, including organization, time management and goal setting.