What AVID is...

AVID is an acronym 

What AVID is...

  • AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.

  • AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 7-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.

  • AVID places academically average students in advanced classes.

  • AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income and other students without a college-going tradition in their families.

  • AVID is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle.

  • AVID is implemented school wide and district wide.

AVID's 11 Essentials

Essential 1 - Student Selection 

Essential 2 - Voluntary Participation

Essential 3 - Full Implementation

Essential 4 - Academic Rigor

Essential 5 - Strong, Relevant Writing and Reading Programs

Essential 6 - Inquiry as a Basis for Instruction

Essential 7 - Collaboration as a Basis for Instruction

Essential 8 - Tutorials led by AVID- Trained Tutors

Essential 9 - Use of AVID Center Data System

Essential 10 - Available Site/District Resources

Essential 11 - Active, Interdisciplinary Site Team