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

Events & Trainings

AVID Member Trainings

AVID Summer Institute

Summer Institute is AVID's annual professional learning event 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. 

AVID District Leadership Training (ADL)

ADL offers on-site visits, training, and facilitation to ensure that district directors and elementary district liaisons are able to build local capacity for implementing, sustaining and constantly improving the quality of AVID in their areas.

AVID Path to Schoolwide Trainings

Focused on implementing AVID schoolwide and training new AVID Elective teachers, these two-day trainings are designed to familiarize content teachers in English, mathematics, science, and history/social science, as well as teachers of English language learners and non-core subjects, with AVID methodologies to improve the performance of all students.

Coordinator Workshops and Site
Team Conferences

As part of ongoing regional professional learning efforts, district directors around the country plan and conduct monthly workshops for AVID site coordinators and teachers. Please check with your district director for more information.

Open Events

AVID National Conference

The AVID National Conference is our annual forum to discuss and share best practices on preparing all students for college and career readiness. Participants include superintendents, school board members, district and site administrators, and other educational and thought leaders. 

Leadership for College Readiness

Open to all administrators (educators), this two-day training shows participants how to instill effective systemic change and is designed for attendees to actively participate in assessing the structures, processes, and systems needed to create culturally gifted schools and "college-ready" cultures on their campuses. 

AVID Showcases

Come see AVID in action! AVID Showcases are an opportunity for educators to learn more about AVID and hear best practices directly from an AVID school. These events include AVID elective and content class observations, as well as the chance to speak with experienced AVID site team members and students.