AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID is not just another program, at its heart, AVID is a philosophy: hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge.

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 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 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.

Works Cited:
“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?, AVID Center, 9 Nov. 2017

AVID in St. Johns County

The AVID philosophy is implemented at 3 sites within St. Johns County:

Gamble Rogers Middle School
Bartram Trail High School
Pedro Menendez High School

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