• The purpose of AVID is to foster “a safe, open culture, high expectations for teachers and students, and collaboration in all classrooms” (see: https://www.avid.org/what-avid-is). AVID has a great success rate in improving college-going rates of students across the country and helps students learn skills such as taking notes, asking good questions, and organizational skills. AVID is currently in place in grades 3-12.