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VID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other post secondary opportunities. Established more than 30 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts more than 700,000 students in 45 states and 16 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 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.

AVID:

  • Teaches skills and behavior for academic success
  • Provide intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships 
  • Creates a positive peer group for students
  • Develop a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination 

As a result  policymakers and educators now consider AVID's mission to be an essential strategy for closing the achievement gap, making college access and success available to all students.