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The AVID Mission

AVID is a college readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in, and persist in, four -year colleges. For over 30 years, AVID has accelerated student learning through research based methods of effective instruction. It provides meaningful and motivational professional learning and is a catalyst for systemic reform and change. "Raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge." (


How AVID Works

  • At the heart of the system are proven AVID methodologies based on WICOR:
    • Writing to learn
    • emphasis on Inquiry
    • Collaborative approach
    • Organizational skills
    • critical Reading
  • AVID system techniques are delivered to students by trained AVID teachers who are coached by AVID staff in effective instructional strategies and best practices.
  • Core content and other non-AVID Elective teachers use AVID resources aligned with curriculum standards in their subject areas.
  • Administrators and teachers work together on Site Teams to implement and expand AVID strategies school-wide.
Here at Roosevelt:
  • We have been a certified AVID site for over 10 years.
  • We have approximately 150 students enrolled in 7 AVID elective classes, grades 9 through 12.
  • We have 2 AVID elective teachers.
  • Our site team meets monthly and consists of an administrator, coordinator, counselor, elective teachers and AVID trained teachers representing all content areas.
  • Our AVID program partners with GE to provide mentoring, college visits and field trips for all AVID students in grades 9-12.
  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays, AVID students participate in tutorials with trained college tutors. Tutorials give students a chance to get extra help with their coursework as well as practice valuable public speaking and community building skills.


Questions about AVID? Interested in applying to our program? 
Roosevelt AVID Coordinator, Mark Rugnetta: