AVID is a college and career rigorous academic program that can have a strong impact on a student’s academic career now and in the future. It is an elective class that can be taken by students as they enter high school.
AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. The goal is for AVID students to be supported academically and emotionally on their journey from High School to College.
93% of middle school students report that their goal is to attend college. However, only 44% enroll in college, and only 26% graduate with a college diploma within six years of enrolling (Conley, 2012a; Conley, 2012b). In the workplace, 85% of current jobs and 90% of new jobs require some or more college or post-secondary education.
Roughly half of the students who enter a 4-year school will receive a bachelor’s degree within 6 years.
How AVID Works:
The AVID College Readiness System: