AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system that provides support to targeted students in the academic middle who have the potential to succeed and gain entrance into a four-year university.

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. It is designed to ensure all students, especially the least served and/or first generation students to:

* succeed in rigorous curriculum.
* complete a rigorous college preparatory path.
* enter mainstream activities of the school.
* enroll in college.
* become educated and responsible participants and leaders in their communities and our society.

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Virginia Shaw
AVID Program Manager
Email: Virginia.Shaw@sweetwaterschools.org