Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

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What is AVID?

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nonprofit that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. We train 70,000 educators annually to close the opportunity gap, so they can prepare all students for college, careers, and life

We are proud to have a Demonstration High School Campus in our District?

McAllen High School is our AVID Demonstration School 

AVID National Demonstration Schools are centers of teaching and learning that also serve as models for those interested in learning about the AVID College Readiness System. They clearly demonstrate an ongoing pursuit of excellence, both in the AVID Elective and AVID School wide, to ensure college readiness for all AVID Elective students and improved academic performance for all students based on increased opportunities and support for success.  

A National Demonstration School exhibits a college readiness system that is evident across the campus through rigor and high expectations for all students. There is significant evidence of AVID impact school wide, particularly with the infusion of AVID methodologies in content-area classrooms.