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    The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap

    by preparing all students for college readiness and

    success in a global society


    AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education.

    Decades of College Dreams is designed to increase school-wide 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. 

Proven Effectiveness

76% of AVID seniors are from a low socioeconomic status background, and 86% are underrepresented students.
Nevertheless, they outperform their peers in crucial metrics nationwide.



complete four-year college entrance requirements



who apply are accepted into four-year colleges



who enroll in college persist into the second year