AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID is an acronym for Advancement via Individual Determination. AVID targets those students who are in the middle, underachievers, and/or students with limited exposure to college readiness information and competencies. College Board is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect students to college readiness opportunities and college success through programs and services such as ReadiStep, SpringBoard English, Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), SAT, and Advanced Placement (AP).
The AVID program and College Board partnership were initiated to improve rigorous instruction for all students as aligned with the Blueprint for Progress 2.0 performance goals and standards. Some of the services offered are:
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