Advancement Via Individual Determination


AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college‐readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four‐year colleges.

About AVID

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college‐readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four‐year colleges. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple—raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge. The AVID system has been adopted by thousands of schools representing almost every state, as well as many other countries and territories. Also, AVID is beginning to spread to elementary campuses, as well as postsecondary institutions. Schools and districts have taken AVID’s methodologies and WICR strategies (writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading) from the elective course and implemented them schoolwide and districtwide to impact student learning.


  • The AVID Faculty

    One key to a successful AVID program is a site coordinator/teacher who is a respected site instructional leader, who works well with secondary school personnel and college students and faculty, who can organize curriculum as well as activities, and who is committed to serving the needs of target students. The coordinator also works with colleagues to implement AVID methodologies schoolwide, to place students in college preparatory curriculum, and to work with counselors to guide students through the college application process.


  • AVID Secondary Coordinators

  • All
  • Addie Garcia-Dubravec
  • Alex Espey
  • Brittany Rubio
  • Brock Stewart
  • Brooke McCall
  • Elizabeth Tennant
  • Eric Gerber
  • Gail Newberg
  • Gerardo Ed Mendez
  • Heather Gafke
  • Jennifer Galindo
  • Kristin Kesinger
  • Matt Clark
  • Reagan Beres
  • Rita Griffith
  • Stefanie Fulford
  • Toni Rocheleau
  • All
  • High School Coordinator
  • Middle School Coordinator
  • All
  • Bradley Middle School
  • Churchill High School
  • Driscoll
  • Ed White Middle School
  • Eisenhower Middle School
  • Garner Middle School
  • Harris Middle School
  • Jackson Middle School
  • Johnson High School
  • Krueger Middle School
  • LEE High School
  • MacArthur High School
  • Madison High School
  • Nimitz Middle School
  • Reagan High School
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Wood Middle School
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