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Welcome to the LUSD AVID website!  AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a college readiness system offered at 25 Elementary Schools, 6 Middle Schools and 5 High Schools in our district.

AVID Teachers are inherently passionate about education. AVID helps teachers shift from delivering content to facilitating learning, resulting in an inquiry-based, student-centric classroom. These elements are at the core of our approach to closing the opportunity gap. 

  • Equity
  • Teacher Effectivness
  • Leadership
  • Student Learning


What Is AVID?

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

AVID ensures that ALL students, and most especially the least served students who are in the middle:

  • will succeed in rigorous curriculum;
  • will complete a rigorous college preparatory path;
  • will enter mainstream activities of the school;
  • will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges; and
  • will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

Cindy Mettler
AVID Instructional Coach

AVID Site Directory