AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) is a global nonprofit organization, and its mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing ALL students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID is:
- A school-wide college-readiness system
- A structured approach to rigorous curriculum
- An in-school academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success
- Professional development for educators
AVID began in Dallas ISD in 2002. It has flourished over the years and is in practice at 46 campuses. There are two National Demonstration Schools: A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School and Thomas J. Rusk Middle School. Felix G. Botello Elementary School is the district's flagship elementary campus.
To learn more about the benefits of AVID implementation, please visit avid.org's FAQ page for more information.