Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)


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AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a college readiness system, is designed to be a transformational effort focused on instruction, systems, leadership, and culture, and is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. 

The core of AVID at the middle and high school level is the AVID Elective class, where students are enrolled in a school’s most rigorous classes, such as Honors or Advanced Placement (AP) and receive support through the AVID Elective. 

The goal of AVID at the secondary level is to ensure college readiness for all AVID Elective students and improved academic performance for all students based on increased opportunities.

AVID Resources

About AVID - Learn about the academic and social support that AVID classes provide as well as the standards in place for the program.

How to Apply to AVID - Learn how to enroll your child in and download applications for the High School and Middle School AVID program.

School AVID Coordinators - Directory of school contacts for the AVID program.

Contact AVID

Sheldon Lanier, Ed.S., Director of Equity Leadership & AVID
919-967-8211, ext. 28247

Susan Brandt, AVID Secretary
919-967-8211 ext.28217