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

School Improvement Grants (SIG)

School Improvement Grants (SIG), authorized under Title I of ESSA, are grants to state educational agencies (SEAs) that are used to make competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds and the strongest commitment to use the funds to provide adequate resources in order to raise substantially the achievement of students in their lowest-performing schools.

AVID Schoolwide is a Vital Component of a SIG Turnaround Model


Schoolwide AVID reflects systemic changes in attitude. AVID is schoolwide when a strong AVID system transforms the leadership, structure, instruction, and culture of a school, ensuring college readiness for all students. AVID strategies implemented throughout a school can impact the lives and futures of all students.

Definitions for the AVID Schoolwide Domains


  • AVID Schoolwide Leadership: sets the vision and the tone that promotes college readiness and high expectations for all students in the school
  • AVID Schoolwide Systems: when systems are in place that support governance, curriculum & instruction, data collection & analysis, professional learning, and student & parent outreach to ensure college readiness.
  • AVID Schoolwide Instruction: when the entire instructional staff utilizes AVID strategies, other best instructional practices, and 21st Century tools to ensure college readiness for all students.
  • AVID Schoolwide Culture: when the AVID philosophy progressively shifts the system of beliefs and behaviors, thus increasing the ability of all students to meet college readiness requirements.


AVID Schoolwide Case Studies and Research

For more information, visit the Department of Education School Improvement Grant website.