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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 traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

How AVID Works

AVID brings research‐based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions in elementarysecondary, and higher education. The AVID System annually provides 60,000+ 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.



  • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
  • Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
  • Creates a positive peer group for students
  • Develops 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. 

CAL State Long Beach University Field Trip
AVID Students Hard @ Work
Avid Student and Teacher Survey:
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Student Survey
Teacher Survey
University of California, Irvine
2nd Annual AVID Parent Breakfast 
AVID CORE Teachers, Valdez & Griffith-Wu, LaVerne University Alumni
AVID Students making a Difference