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The AVID Mission

AVID is a college readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in, and persist in, four -year colleges. For over 30 years, AVID has accelerated student learning through research based methods of effective instruction. It provides meaningful and motivational professional learning and is a catalyst for systemic reform and change. "Raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge." (

How AVID Works

  • At the heart of the system are proven AVID methodologies based on WICOR:
    • Writing to learn
    • emphasis on Inquiry
    • Collaborative approach
    • Organizational skills
    • critical Reading
  • AVID system techniques are delivered to students by trained AVID teachers who are coached by AVID staff in effective instructional strategies and best practices.
  • Core content and other non-AVID Elective teachers use AVID resources aligned with curriculum standards in their subject areas.
  • Administrators and teachers work together on Site Teams to implement and expand AVID strategies school-wide.


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