AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID Summer Institutes

Watch this must-see Summer Institute video, featuring powerful testimonials about AVID success stories.

Summer Institute is AVID's annual professional learning event exclusively for AVID members. More than 39,000 new and veteran educators come each year to learn the latest in AVID methodologies and strategies to successfully implement AVID in their schools.

You must be an AVID member to attend. If you are not an AVID member and are interested in bringing AVID to your school or district, please fill out the New to AVID form and will be be in touch.

Past Summer Institute Speakers

View other available Summer Institute Speaker videos from 2006-2016 on our AvidAboutAVID page on YouTube.

Summer Institutes 2017*


As a committed educator with roadblocks, you may ask: What can AVID do for you? AVID will coach you to believe in your students, their futures, and reflect on why you do what you do. Be the difference in the lives of your students.

AVID members, click here to register for a 2017 AVID Summer Institute today! If you are not an AVID member and are interested in bringing AVID to your school or district, please fill out the New to AVID form and we will be in touch.

Have questions? Email sichange@avid.org. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

June 21–23
Tampa - CLOSED June 21–23
Orlando - CLOSED June 26–28
San Diego 1-Downtown - CLOSED
June 28–30
Anaheim July 5–7
Sacramento - CLOSED July 10–12
San Antonio CLOSED
July 12–14
Philadelphia CLOSED July 19–21
July 25–27
Minneapolis July 25–27
San Diego 2-Mission Valley - CLOSED
August 1–3

Deadlines and Fees


Log in to MyAVID and click on “2017 AVID Summer Institutes” to download a payment coversheet that will assist you in registering yourself and/or your team. Register early! Space is limited and most strands fill quickly.

Registration: $835

Late Registration: $940
When registration occurs within three weeks of Institute start date

Janet Covacevich, Summer Institute Speaker and Monte Vista Middle School Principal

"I am a product of the AVID program and very proud of it. I married the life of an educator and became an advocate for students. I was a teacher and now, I am now a principal at a middle school working with a team of passionate teachers to become a model AVID school because we know that AVID breaks the cycle of poverty, it empowers students, it changes lives."
— Janet Covacevich, Monte Vista Middle School Principal

*Dates and locations are subject to change. Please review location information carefully before booking travel and lodging. Some event venues differ from previous years, and subsequent Institutes in the same host city are not necessarily held in the same venue (e.g., San Diego 1 and San Diego 2).

AVID Center is not responsible for making, changing, or canceling any hotel or airfare reservations. Hotel and airfare reservations do not guarantee registration for an event.