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AVID Secondary

AVID Secondary equips teachers and schools with what they need to help students succeed on a path to college and career success. 

To address this need, AVID has developed the AVID Elective course. For one period a day, students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses.  

The power of AVID Secondary is the ability to impact students in the AVID Elective class and all students throughout the campus. AVID Secondary can have an effect on the entire school by providing classroom activities, teaching practices, and academic behaviors that can be incorporated into any classroom to improve engagement and success for all students. Teachers can take what they've learned at AVID training back to any classroom to help all students, not just those in AVID, to become more college- and career-ready. 

The facts behind AVID

  • AVID is a nonprofit company that helps train teachers to support students by preparing them to be college-ready.

  • Utilizes research-based instructional strategies and curriculum to help students prepare for the rigors of high school and college.

  • AVID’s approach is to help students prepare for the rigors of college with strategies in Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR Strategies).

  • Takes a two-pronged approach to helping students succeed: the AVID Elective (Secondary Only), and AVID School Wide.

  • Positively impacts 1.2 Million students annually in 44 states and 16 other countries.

  • 92% of AVID graduates completed four-year college entrance requirements.

AVID in Colorado:

  • 82% took at least one course of rigor (IB/AP).

  • 98% Graduated from high school with avg. GPA of 3.1

  • 87% of students applied to four-year college, 78% accepted.

  • 83% persisted into their second year of college