AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a  college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed  to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness  System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of  effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.

AVID Secondary helps schools develop a culture of college readiness for all students across the campus. In the AVID Elective class, students receive daily instruction and support to prepare them for college from a trained AVID Elective teacher. AVID impacts students schoolwide as academic strategies like writing to learn, inquiry, collaboration, organizational skills, and critical reading (WICOR) are taught in all classes by teachers who have been trained to use AVID strategies in their specific content area.