AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID creates a shift in students’ expectations for themselves and then gives them the strategies they need to achieve these new expectations. These student success skills are explicitly taught to students through the WICOR model.
AVID begins in Kindergarten and takes students through to University and the workplace. It is designed to close the achievement gap, ensure all students have the option of going to university, and increase the chances for success in a global society. AVID helps students to develop a growth mindset by encouraging them to set goals for themselves and it allows students to realise that their goals and achievements can be attained through their own work and determination. AVID strategies give students an opportunity to reflect on their own learning. It is a program that encompasses all aspects of education and learning both at school and at home.