Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
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.
All high schools and middle schools in the OUSD district have AVID on their campuses. Twenty-four of our twenty-seven elementary school sites currently have AVID as well. Our AVID program helps us prepare our students so they are college and career ready.
"AVID is not just another program…
at its heart, AVID is a philosophy"
"Hold students accountable to the highest standards,
provide academic and social support,
and they will rise to the challenge" (AVID.org, 2015)
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. Established more than 30 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts more than 800,000 students in 44 states and 16 other countries/territories.
What AVID Does
Simply, AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
How AVID Works
AVID brings research‐based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions in elementary, secondary, and higher education. The AVID System annually provides more than 30,000 educators with training and methodologies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas throughout the entire campus, in what we call Schoolwide AVID.
Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
Creates a positive peer group for students
Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination