AVID Program

Advancement Via Individual Determination

This program is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other post-secondary opportunities.

What AVID Does

Simply, AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

How AVID Works

AVID brings research‐based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions in elementary, secondary, and higher education. The AVID System annually provides more than 30,000 educators with training and methodologies that develop students' critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas throughout the entire campus, in what we call Schoolwide AVID.

AVID:

  • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success.
  • Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships.
  • Creates a positive peer group for students.
  • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination.

As a result, policymakers and educators now consider AVID's mission to be an essential strategy for closing the achievement gap, making college access and success available to all students.

Ms. Figliuzzi is the AVID Coordinator for Stamford High School and she can assist with any College Board-Khan Link issues or questions.

Staff Contacts

NameTitleLocation
Gina Figliuzzi

AVID Coordinator

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