AVID'S mission is to Close the Achievement Gap by Preparing All Students for College Readiness and Success in a Global Society.
The AVID System is designed to increase school wide learning and performance for student in grades K-12. The purpose of the AVID system is to restructure the teaching methods of the entire school and to open access to the curricula that will ensure four-year college eligibility for all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
AVID students are typically first-time college-goers in their families and are capable of completing a rigorous curriculum, but are falling short of their potential. AVID students are enrolled in honors and AP classes, and attend an elective class—called AVID—taught within the school day by a trained AVID teacher.
AVID meets the needs of these students by:
1. Providing academic instruction and other support to students to prepare them for eligibility in four-year colleges and universities
2. Giving students college-level entry skills
3. Increasing the “coping skills” of students
4. Motivating students to seek college educations
5. Increasing each student’s level of career awareness
For more information about the AVID System, news and research related to AVID, please visit the AVID Center website at: http://www.avid.org/default.aspx