Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a college readiness system of support for students to increase awareness of, and access to, college and career success. AVID uses research based strategies and curriculum to develop students' critical thinking, literacy, and math skills.

The goal is to develop effective strategy implementation among educators and students schoolwide through the use of WICOR activities:

  • Writing
  • Inquiry
  • Collaboration
  • Organization
  • Reading

AVID Overview for Families

AVID for Elementary Schools

Putting future leaders on an early path to success in school

AVID Elementary engages young learners and provides:

  • Proven ways to succeed in school
  • Writing to learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to learn
  • Note-taking and time management skills
  • Best ways to work together inside and outside of the classroom

AVID for Middle and High Schools

Moving future leaders towards college success and beyond

AVID's teaching strategies and curriculum build positive teacher-student relationships to ensure student success schoolwide. AVID Elective students:

  • Enroll in advanced courses (AP)
  • Receive academic instruction and tutoring support
  • Strengthen their writing skills
  • Improve study and organization skills
  • Gain "college knowledge"
  • Visit colleges and explore careers

AVID resources for student success

AVID Works. How Do We Know This?

More students enroll in and persist in college. For over 35 years, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) has provided educators nationwide a proven solution for systematically increasing academic rigor and creating engaging learning environments, accelerating the performance of underrepresented students, and delivering results schoolwide.

AVID Graduates: Enroll in College at Higher Rates

In 2015, AVID seniors outpaced the national average of enrolling in either a two- or four-year college the first fall term after high school. This success is remarkable, considering AVID’s population is largely comprised of students typically underrepresented in higher education.


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