AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. AVID provides scaffolding support that educators and students need to encourage college and career readiness and success.
AVID Secondary starts with an elective class for one period a day, where students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. This elective course provides academic and executive function skills in order to assist students in navigating the complexities of advanced coursework and post-secondary preparedness by accelerating academic success. The AVID elective will have the following student outcomes: student agency, rigorous academic preparedness, and opportunity knowledge.
The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing ALL students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The student will:
- Will succeed in rigorous curriculum,
- Will enter mainstream activities of the school
- Will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
- Will become educated and responsible leaders in a thriving society.
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