• What is AVID? 

    AVID is not just another program
          at its heart,

                AVID is a philosophy

    Hold students accountable to the highest standards,

    provide academic and social support,

    and they will rise to the challenge.


    AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts nearly 1.5 million students in 46 states and 16 other countries/territories.


    What AVID Does?

    Simply, AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.


    AVID:

    • 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 to be an essential strategy for closing the achievement gap, making college access and success available to all students (AVID.org)

     
    AVID at a Glance:  
     
     9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
    • Six-year plan
    • High school transition
    • College admissions testing information
    • Knowledge of Self
    • Early planning for Financial Aid
    • Six-year plan
    • College entrance testing
    • PSAT
    • Career research
    • College research
    • Practice applications for state colleges and universities
    • PSAT prep
    • College Research
    • Practice applications for private colleges and universities
    • Personal statement essays
    • Scholarship and financial aid research
    • SAT prep
    • Finances/budgeting
    • Summer plan
    • Completing college applications
    • Choosing a major
    • Letters of recommendation
    • The Financial Aid process
    • Choosing a college to attend
    • Planning for the transition