Avid - Advancement Via Individual Determination

Avid is an elementary through post-secondary college readiness system that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The Avid system accelerates student learning, uses research-based methods of effective instruction and provides meaningful and motivational professional development as a catalyst for educational attainment.

Accepted to the Portfolio: June 2012

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Enrollment in AP classes
  • Completion of college eligibility requirements
  • Acceptance into 4-year universities

Long Term Outcomes

  • Enrollment in college
  • Completion of a 4-year college degree
  • Increased employment
  • Increased wages

Target Population


  • Kindergarten - 12th Grade
  • Transitional Age Youth (16 - 24)

Service Area


  • Southeast (District 1)
  • Southwest (District 2)
  • Central (District 3)
  • Northeast (District 4)
  • Northwest (District 5)

Program Implementers

Program Funders

Many thanks to the following funders for making this program possible.


  • California Department of Education