AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a national program designed to provide the necessary support to students, particularly those in the academic middle, to enable them to attend college and reach their potential. It also serves to level the playing field for students striving to become the first in their families to attend institutions of higher education.
The AVID program serves its students by:
- Teaching and reinforcing study and organizational skills
- Encouraging students to take more rigorous and challenging classes
- Providing skills necessary to succeed in a college [public speaking, interaction with professors, etc.]
- Ultimately preparing them for success at four-year colleges
AVID is not a remedial education program. Instead it is a program designed to provide whatever support may be lacking for students who possess academic potential, but who may not be working to the best of their abilities.
For further information about the AVID Program, please go to www.avid.org.
Ms. Paula Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Talley's AVID Coordinator.
Last Modified on August 31, 2017