MVHS AVID Department

Decades of College Dreams

The AVID Approach

AVID—Advancement Via Individual Determination—fosters a safe, open culture, high expectations for teachers and students, and collaboration in all classrooms.

AVID is closing the opportunity gap in college graduation rates among diverse and underrepresented demographic groups.

Teacher Effectiveness
The AVID Effect is realized through the delivery of inquiry-based and student-centric instruction, which increases levels of effectiveness.

AVID leaders shift the campus culture to drive change and spread best practices.

Student Learning

With AVID, teachers inspire students to take control over their own learning.

The goal of education in America must be for the purpose of teaching all of our students to the very highest levels—for lifting up all people. - Mary Catherine Swanson

AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing ALL students for college readiness and success in a global society.