• Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college, career, and other post-secondary opportunities. For more information about AVID, visit their website https://www.avid.org/

    AVID is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System that supports AVID's mission and vision.  As a schoolwide approach, AVID focuses on embedding research-based instructional best practices in the areas of instruction, culture, leadership, and systems.

    AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a nonprofit college-readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in school and in life. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills.


    AVID incorporates:

    Student Success Skills – encompassing communication skills (e.g. listening, speaking, writing), self-advocacy skills, note-taking strategies, critical thinking, and study skills. 

    Organizational Skills – both mental and physical; students learn to use organizational tools, as well as learn and practice skills around time management and goal-setting. 

    WICOR Lessons – emphasize instruction on Writing to learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to learn in all content areas. 

    Partnerships – among students, classrooms, grade levels, schools, families, and communities.