AVID Program

  • AVID Program

    AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Established more than 30 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts more than 800,000 students in 44 states and 16 other countries/territories.  

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    What AVID Does

    Simply, AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

    How AVID Works

    AVID brings research‐based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions in elementarysecondary, and higher education. The AVID System annually provides more than 30,000 educators with training and methodologies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas throughout the entire campus, in what we call Schoolwide AVID.


    • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
    • Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
    • Creates a positive peer group for students
    • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

Contact Us

  • AVID District Director
    Mary Allen
    Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    AVID Site Coordinators
    Jennifer Marinace
    RLS 8th grade History and AVID Teacher
    Paige Rios
    SHHS AP Psychology and Statistics Teacher
    Additional AVID Teachers
    Will Sasser
    RLS 7th Grade English and AVID Teacher
    Madeline Breazeale
    SHHS History and AVID Teacher
    Monica Dennington
    SHHS History and AVID Teacher