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‚ÄčAdvancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a copyrighted, internationally-recognized college preparatory system designed to support students for success in advanced academics and for eligibility and future success in college.  AVID is a systemic approach that supports Volusia County Schools' goal:  Increase achievement for each and every student. 
"AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society."
AVID strategies have been refined to comprise 11 essential components.


  1. Student selection focuses on students in the middle academically;
  2. Voluntary program participation by students and staff;
  3. AVID elective offered during school day;
  4. Enrollment in rigorous curriculum;
  5. Writing curriculum; 
  6. Inquiry emphasis; 
  7. Collaboration;
  8. Trained tutors;
  9. Data collection and analysis;
  10. School or District resources committed;
  11. Active, inter-disciplinary site team.
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