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What is AVID?

  • AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase school-wide 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.

    “While others talk about what should be done to prepare students for college, AVID is doing it. For more than 30 years, the AVID College Readiness System has helped thousands of students, many of whom are overlooked and underserved, rise above the obstacles they face to achieve academic success.”

    AVID at Gateway

    Gateway College Preparatory School began AVID implementation in 2014-2015 with grades 7-9 and has expanded to AVID to K-12 through schoolwide implementation in all core content classes, instruction through personalized learning plan classes, and AVID elective classes in high school. 

    Click here to fill out an AVID application for the 2021-2022 school year.


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