Even in the early days of AVID, a "goal of AVID, beyond academic achievement for elective students, is to create or enhance a college-going culture at the school that supports high expectations and levels of achievement for all students." The Schoolwide AVID Essentials address the need, and requirement, for professional learning and action planning by a school team so that by the end of the third year following implementation, AVID would become institutionalized as a schoolwide system and a core function of the school’s efforts to meet the needs of all students.

The schoolwide initiative is to create college-going campuses where all students graduate college-ready.

AVID is schoolwide when a strong AVID program transforms the leadership, systems, instruction, and culture of a school ensuring college readiness for all students."

Definitions for the AVID Schoolwide Domains:

  • AVID Schoolwide Leadership: sets the vision and the tone that promotes college readiness and high expectations for all students in the school.

  • AVID Schoolwide Systems: when systems are in place that support governance, curriculum & instruction, data collection & analysis, professional learning, and student & parent outreach to ensure college readiness.

  • AVID Schoolwide Instruction: when the entire instructional staff utilizes AVID strategies, other best instructional practices, and 21st Century tools to ensure college readiness for all students.

  • AVID Schoolwide Culture: when the AVID philosophy progressively shifts the system of beliefs and behaviors thus increasing all students meeting college readiness requirements.

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Access Research Journal, Issue 14.2, 2008 Spring features the following articles about Schoolwide/Districtwide:

Distributing Leadership Schoolwide Through the AVID Site Team
From the very first AVID site team in 1980 to thousands of site teams today, Executive Vice President Rob Gira highlights effective strategies and exemplary programs which implement them.

District Directors and Districtwide AVID
Guest contributors and pioneer District Directors in Texas, John Burkhalter and Carol Frausto, discuss how to grow AVID districtwide.

Access Research Journal, Issue 14.1, 2008 Winter features the following article about Schoolwide/Districtwide:

AVID: At the Core of a World Class School District
Guest contributor, Dr. Wendell J. Brown, discusses what it takes to be a world class school and the important role that the AVID program plays.

Access Research Journal, Issue 10.1, 2004 Spring features the following article about Schoolwide/Districtwide:

Developing AVID as a Districtwide, Articulated Program
When a district introduces a pre-AVID approach at the elementary level, the results can be dramatic.

Overview of Schoolwide Research on AVID features the following:

An overview of more than 15 studies on Schoolwide available through the AVID Archives.

Schoolwide and Districtwide AVID - Recommendations for Implementation is an article that:

Outlines specific recommendations and research findings for moving the AVID system schoolwide as well as recommendations for moving AVID districtwide.