AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

About AVID

What is AVID?


Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a global nonprofit organization that operates with one guiding principle: Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. AVID’s kindergarten through higher education system brings research-based curriculum and strategies to students each day that develop critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas. Learn more about the AVID SYSTEM.

AVID’s Impact


For more than 35 years, AVID has prepared students for college readiness and success. From its beginnings in one
classroom with 32 students in San Diego, it now impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of students
throughout the United States and the world. At its sites, AVID affects leadership, systems, instruction, 
and culture. SEE AVID’S RESULTS and learn how AVID is impacting a school near you.

Who We Are


AVID has a diverse staff dedicated to serving districts, schools, colleges and universities in their
efforts to ensure all students are college and career ready. AVID’s leadership is made up of
individuals with long careers in education encompassing both classroom and administration, 
along with community leaders and educational activists. GET TO KNOW our Executive Leadership
and Board of Directors.

Frequently Asked Questions


Find answers to questions like: How does AVID get to a school? What should I know as an
AVID parent? How does AVID align with the Common Core State Standards? VISIT THE FAQ.

Join Our Team!


Are you passionate about student success and want to work with a group of mission-
driven colleagues? Learn more about WORKING AT AVID.

Support AVID


Your donations help us continue to prepare all students for college and postsecondary
opportunities! Learn about WAYS YOU CAN HELP.

Contact Us


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