AVID Program at Akins Early College High School
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system 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.
AVID’s Mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
AVID Student Profile (who qualifies): Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic “middle.” Students in “the middle” are B,C, and even D students who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. Usually, these students are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families.