AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system that prepares students for college eligibility and success. Since it began in 1980 in California, AVID has been adopted by more than 4,800 schools and 41 institutions of higher education in 45 states and 16 countries, providing training for more than 30,000 educators each year and making a difference in the lives of more than 700,000 students.
- 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
AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. It is designed to ensure all students, especially the least served students who are in the academic middle to:
- Succeed in rigorous curriculum
- Complete a rigorous college preparatory path
- Enter mainstream activities of the school
- Enrollment in college
- Become educated and responsible participants and leaders in their community
AVID REQUIRMENTS & APPLICATION:
AVID is a voluntary program. Upon acceptance into the program, students and parents sign the AVID Student Agreement showing their commitment to the program and their future success. Students choose to be a part of AVID.
- In the academic middle (usually GPA 2.0-3.5)
- Average test scores
- May be first generation college
- Good attendance
- Appropriate behavior
- Has individual determination to work hard and succeed
- What is AVID?
- 2 Teacher Recommendations
- Short Answer Questions