AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance.
AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
Simply, AVID trains educators in proven WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) instructional strategies in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
AVID bring research-based strategies and curriculum to education 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 campus, in what we call Schoolwide AVID.
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.