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AVID's Mission Statement

AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

AVID's mission statement succinctly reflects the expansion of AVID to include Elementary through Postsecondary education, enabling even more students to achieve their dreams of earning a college degrees and becoming productive members of our global society.

AVID's mission is...

          student-focused, but our work transforms the behaviors and expectations of students.  Our mission is centered around our goal to become college ready.

To close the achievement gap...

we seek to close the achievement gap by improving the performance of all students, especially those who have not traditionally succeeded in completing college entrance requirements: students who are underrepresented in four-year colleges and universities, students in the academic middle, students who are the first generation go to college.

By preparing all students...

a common misconception about AVID is that we focus solely on minority and low-income students. This is not true! AVID is a college readiness system implemented schoolwide beginning in elementary where AVID is available to ALL students.  In middle and high school, we target a core population of students who enroll in an AVID elective class.  As the system takes root, AVID gradually expands schoolwide to serve ALL students. AVID Postsecondary continues to support students in their efforts to continue striving for their dreams to earn a college degree and make an impact on this global society.

For college readiness...

because AVID provides students with a clearly defined and delineated road map, they gain the confidence needed to pursue their dreams of college.  AVID prepares students for the rigors of college, and provides them with academic skills, content knowledge, and social adaptability needed for college success.

And success in a global society...

the AVID system empowers students by instilling in them the academic and social skills needed to successfully complete college and become responsible participants and leaders in our global society.

 

from www.avid.org