AVID has been preparing students for college for over 30 years. Below are just some of the results of this proven, data-driven education program.
Since 1990, more than 110,000 AVID students have graduated from high school and planned to attend college.
Of the 27,891 AVID graduates in 2011, 91% plan to attend a postsecondary institution; 58% in four-year institutions and 33% in two-year institutions.
- Almost all AVID students who participate for at least three years are accepted to college, with roughly three quarters getting into four-year universities.
- AVID students are more likely to take AP® classes, complete their college eligibility requirements, and get into four-year colleges than students who don’t take AVID.
- Regardless of ethnicity or economic background, AVID students complete four-year college entrance requirements at more than two times their peers (or at a rate consistently higher than their peers).
- AVID also helps ensure students, once accepted to college, possess the higher-level skills they need for college success.
AVID Senior Data Collection 2010-2011. n = 27,783
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From 2009-2011, the district has increased the number of students participating in Advanced Placement courses from 503 to 602, with 74 percent of those students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. The AVID program has empowered students of color and of poverty to enroll in AP classes.