AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a nonprofit that provides educators with proven, real-world strategies to accelerate the performance of underrepresented students so that these students across the entire campus succeed in college, career and life. The AVID mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. 

AVID’s College Readiness System:
  • Trains educators to make learning more effective by providing engaging, rigorous, and collaborative classrooms
  • Engages all faculty and staff to drive student success

  • Develops resilient, lifelong learners through academic and social support

  • Increases rigor and raises student achievement 

  • Creates a college-going culture schoolwide 

AVID Washington Senior Results (class of 2017):
  • 98% graduated from high school

  • 94% took the SAT and/or ACT

  • 76% took at least one course of rigor (AP/ IB/ Cambridge)   

  • 3 out of 4 applied to four-year college/university 

In Sunnyside School District, AVID: 
  • Is offered at Sunnyside High School, Harrison Middle School and Sierra Vista Middle School through the AVID Elective and AVID Schoolwide.

  • Elective serves high potential high potential students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

  • Schoolwide impacts the entire campus by providing classroom activities, teaching practices, and academic behaviors that can be incorporated into any classroom to improve engagement and success for all students.

For more information visit www.avid.org

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