Culture of College Readiness

AVID is a college readiness system that is designed to be a schoolwide transformational effort focused on instruction, systems, leadership, and culture. It is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. AVID-trained educators teach students academic and social skills to help them develop the habits and behaviors needed to succeed in rigorous curriculum. The AVID College Readiness System is a catalyst for developing a school culture that closes the expectation and opportunity gaps many students face and prepares all students for success in a global society.

What is college readiness? As defined by Dr. David Conley, author and expert on preparing students for college, college readiness can be defined operationally as the “level of preparation a student needs to enroll and succeed- without remediation- in a credit-bearing education course at a postsecondary institution that offers a baccalaureate degree or transfer to baccalaureate program.”