(Advancement Via Individual Determination)
AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students to succeed in education and global society. Learn more about AVID.
AVID is a program that works to engage students that will be the first in their families to attend college. AVID supports students by developing skills such as time management, note-taking, study habits, problem-solving, and peer collaboration. Students participate in collaborative study groups supported by facilitators, who are trained to use questioning strategies to help students problem solve and gain confidence in their learning.
Equity - AVID is closing the opportunity gap in college graduation rates among diverse and underrepresented demographic groups.
Teacher Effectiveness - The AVID Effect is realized through the delivery of inquiry-based and student-centric instruction, which increases levels of effectiveness.
Leadership - AVID leaders shift the campus culture to drive change and spread best practices.
Student Learning - With AVID, teachers inspire students to take control over their own learning.
“42% of [AVID] alumni earned four-year degrees, compared with 11% of similar students...”
- Richard Whitmire, USA Today (Supported by AVID Center Success Data)
AVID provides a separate elective class that gives support for students that want to continue their education post-high school. Both Four-Year college and Technical College training are encouraged.
In the AVID Elective students are encouraged to take rigorous courses which might include, IB, AP, CE, or other Honors courses.
AVID school-wide is an approach that trains all teachers in the core elements of AVID and classroom strategies. All students will receive instruction in Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading skills.
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