AVID is a national college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple - raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge
At the high school and middle school level, AVID students are enrolled in their school's toughest classes, such as Advanced Placement®, International Baccalaureate, College in the School, and receive support in an academic elective class - called AVID - taught within the school day by a trained AVID teacher. In the accelerated elective class, AVID students receive support through a rigorous curriculum and ongoing, structured tutorials. AVID elective teachers support AVID students by providing academic training, managing their tutorials, working with faculty and parents, and by helping students develop long-range academic and personal plans.
AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.