AVID's Mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
What is AVID? Proven Achievement. Lifelong Advantage. Advancement Via Individual Determination, helps schools and teachers make learning more meaningful and engaging. Research tells us that the most powerful influence on academic achievement is a caring teacher. When students care and connect to both their learning and their teacher, they will succeed!
AVID secondary develops academic and behavioral skills that are essential to success in rigorous coursework. AVID acts as a catalyst for schools to develop a culture of college readiness for all students across the campus. In the AVID Elective class, students receive instruction and support to prepare them for college from a trained AVID Elective teacher. AVID impacts students schoolwide as academic strategies like writing to learn, inquiry, collaboration, organizational skills, and critical reading (WICOR) are taught in all classes by teachers who have been trained to use AVID strategies in their specific content areas.
AVID Tutorials incorporate inquiry into the tutoring process. Tutors learn to utilize Costa's Levels of Questioning (text explicit, text implicit, and experience-based thinking beyond the text) and focus on higher-level questions in the tutorial process. The inquiry process is facilitated by skillful questioning and provides students with the opportunity to become independent thinkers who master their own learning. In secondary school Elective classes, Tutors work with students during two class periods per week.