Race to the Top (RTTT)

The AVID College Readiness System supports all states' efforts to meet the goals of Race to the Top. The following states have received Race to the Top awards:

Round 1
: Delaware, Tennessee

Round 2: Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C.

Round 3: Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania.

How AVID Meets Race to the Top Objectives
This presentation explains how the AVID College Readiness System can be implemented to achieve Race to the Top objectives in four areas: Standards & Assessments; Effective Teachers & Principals; Data Systems; and Turning Around Low-Performing Schools. The notes on each slide contain AVID program specifics that address school issues.

Race to the Top - District (RTTT-D) 2013 Competition

On August 6, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) released the Notice Inviting Applications for the 2013 Race to the Top-District competition, which will support school districts in implementing local reforms that will personalize learning, close achievement gaps and take full advantage of 21st century tools that prepare each student for college and their careers.

Approximately $120 million is dedicated to this competition; grants will range from $4 million to $30 million, accommodating about 5-10 grant awards. The project period for these grants is up to 48 months. Applications are due by October 3, 2013, and grant awards will be made in December 2013.

The Applicant's budget must conform to the following budget ranges:

Number of Participating Students Budget Range
2,000 - 5,000 $ 4-10 million
5,001 - 10,000 $ 10-20 million
10,001 - 20,000 $ 20-25 million
20,001+ $ 25-30 million

You may find the information needed to apply for this competition on the
Department of Education website
. A summary of the competition eligibility and selection criteria are summarized in the attached RFP summary for information purposes only.

The AVID College Readiness System offers a cost-effective and sustainable approach to several of the selection criteria, particularly those addressing teaching and learning.

The attached AVID RTTT-D Alignment shows how the AVID system can be a powerful contributor to meeting the goals and objectives of the RTTT-D competition.

You can also use our Grant Writing Resources for information on the AVID system, its components, history, data, professional learning and more to be used in your grant proposals. In addition, you may want to read through the documents for other initiatives, search our website, and review our pages for Research and Data and Results, or Contact Us.


Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) 2012 Awards

The 2012 Race to the Top-District competition will support school districts in implementing local reforms that will personalize learning, close achievement gaps and take full advantage of 21st century tools that prepare each student for college and their careers.

Applicant Name State Requested Award Amount
Carson City School District NV $10,000,000.00
Charleston County School District SC $19,388,399.00
Galt Joint Union School District CA $9,999,973.18
Green River Regional Educational Cooperative KY $40,000,000.00
Guilford County Schools NC $30,000,000.00
Harmony Science Academy (Harmony Public Schools) TX $29,866,398.00
Idea Public Schools TX $29,242,882.00
Iredell-Statesville Schools NC $19,999,703.00
KIPP DC DC $10,000,000.00
Lindsay Unified School District CA $10,000,000.00
Metropolitan School District of Warren Township IN $28,570,886.00
Middletown City School NY $19,995,588.00
New Haven Unified School District CA $29,352,564.54
Puget Sound Educational Service District WA $40,000,000.00
School Board of Miami-Dade County FL $30,000,000.00
St. Vrain Valley Schools CO $16,589,553.00