AVID Department Purpose Statement

AVIDĀ® / Closing the Opportunity Gap in Education 

AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.  AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year college.


Students considered for AVID are bright students who might be first-generation college students, underserved in the college system, or not achieving their personal potential. The AVID class, held within the regular school day, helps students to get and stay organized, achieve higher level critical thinking skills, learn advanced studying techniques vital for rigorous coursework, and participate in collaborative tutoring by trained college students. Writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading are also core strategies of the system.

District 833 Avid Video

AVID Application