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Why AVID Works

AVID works because:

  • the selection process ensures only those with ability, desire and determination participate
  • it accelerates underachieving students
  • intensive support is provided
  • specific needs of underachieving students are targeted
  • teacher is redefined as an advocate and guide
  • communication and sharing between teachers, administrators and counselors occurs
  • all strategies are research-based

AVID Methodologies

The AVID instructional program focuses on methodologies that will help students prepare for and participate in a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum.  These methodologies are:

  • writing as a tool of learning
  • inquiry method
  • collaborative, subject-specific learning groups
  • reading as a tool of learning