Our Mission: To close the achievement gap
 by preparing all students for college readiness
 and success in a global society.

Steele Canyon AVID

Advancement Via Individual Determination

How AVID Changes Lives

The Effects of AVID

What is AVID?

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.


Because AVID.....
... Provides students with the tools and techniques to become and stay organized.
... Includes research-based skills for improving knowledge attainment and retention.
... Teaches students to think critically and express themselves thoughtfully and comfortably.
... Improves students'  chances of getting accepted to, and attending, college.
... Gives students, teachers, and administrators a common vocabulary and skill set that is carried from elementary school through to high school.