Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
AVID is a college readiness system designed to increase school-wide learning and performance by holding K-12 students accountable while implementing support mechanisms. Using proven methods of effective instruction and providing meaningful and motivational professional development, AVID accelerates student learning and serves as a catalyst for systemic change. AVID for Higher Education extends secondary-level efforts to support college students and increase academic success, persistence, and completion rates. AVID serves more than 425,000 students in elementary and secondary schools across 16 countries and territories, and is currently being implemented on 24 college campuses.