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Welcome to A.V.I.D!

Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change. The support and involvement of parents is critical to students’ success in the program, although the true motivation to succeed in AVID, as well as in all classes, comes from students themselves.  AVID comes from the Latin word avidus, meaning “eager for knowledge.” Since its beginning in California, the success of the program has been reflected in increases in students’ grade point averages, SAT scores, college placements and self-esteem.


For more information please visit: AVID.org