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 30 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts more than 800,000 students in 44 states and 16 other countries/territories.

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 across all content areas.

Who is an AVID Student?

AVID students are students in the academic middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path with support. These students often are not realizing their full potential academically.

What AVID Does

  • 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
  • Develops students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills

Once Selected for AVID, What are the Student Requirements?
AVID students must:
  • Attend an AVID elective class
  • Enroll in one or more advanced academic class (Honors or AP) each semester
  • Maintain satisfactory citizenship and attendance in all classes
  • Maintain the AVID binder with assignment/grade record sheets and daily notes in all classes
  • Complete all homework assignments and commit to studying every night