About 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.
     
    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.

    How AVID Works
    AVID brings research‐based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions in elementary, secondary, and higher education. The AVID System annually provides more than 30,000 educators with training and methodologies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas throughout the entire campus, in what we call Schoolwide AVID.

    AVID:

    • Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships 
    • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
    • Creates a positive peer group for students
    • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

    As a result, policymakers and educators now consider AVID's mission to be an essential strategy for closing the achievement gap, making college access and success available to all students. 

    Learn more about AVID’s college and career readiness efforts, and see our impact!