• Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

    AVID’s mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. No matter what post-secondary path high school graduates choose, students must develop certain essential skills to design their own futures: critical thinking, collaboration, reading, writing, and relationship building. The development of these skills is rooted in belief in self. If students believe they are capable, there is a foundational confidence to learn and a resiliency to overcome setbacks.

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  • AVID
    - Advancement Via Individual Determination

    PPS is proud to have 37 AVID  schools for the 2021-22 school year with support from the Nike School Innovation Fund.

    The AVID program began in PPS in 2004 at McDaniel (formerly Madison) High School, which was also the first AVID school in the state of Oregon, becoming certified in 2005.

    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.

     

    AVID Schoolwide

    • What Students Need - AVID students receive intentional support and mentoring in three major areas that help them become confident individuals who can successfully navigate life and career. The areas are:
      • rigorous academic preparedness
      • opportunity knowledge
      • student agency
    • What AVID Educators Do - teachers and other adults on a school campus play an important role in student success. To bring about this transformation, educators must: 
      • insist on rigor
      • break down barriers
      • align the work

     

    AVID Elective Class

    • AVID Secondary Elective Class (grades 6-12) is an essential component of the AVID College & Career Readiness Framework and is for one period a day. Students receive additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses.

    • On average, 99% of PPS students in the AVID Elective class graduate high school on time AND continue on to college.  

     

    AVID Resources for Parents  

    • As a parent, you play an integral role in your child’s academic and social development. You lay the foundation for their future. If you’d like to learn more about how AVID can help your child thrive, please contact the AVID Coordinator at your child’s school.
    • See the "AVID Effect" - listen to stories of AVID graduates.

     

    Interested in being an AVID tutor? 

    • Tutors are needed in middle and high schools throughout the district.  Gain classroom experience while working a flexible schedule.  For further details, click here.   To apply, click here and search for AVID.

AVID Contacts

Heidi Earle
Program Administrator for AP/AVID/IB/TAG
(503) 916-3332
Tania Carrasco
Business Operations Analyst
(503) 916-3513
Jamie Suehiro
AVID TOSA
(503) 916-5280
Jean Jett
AVID TOSA

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    AVID in PPS is in the news! 

    McDaniel High Recognized for Work with AVID

     

      Sophomores presenting University Research Project

    Freshmen present their University Research Project at Family Night. 

      

    Sophomores Presenting University Research Project Sophomores present their University Research Project at Family Night. 


    Where the students are going to college

    College Signing Day at Roosevelt High School

     AVID Success stories show that hard work pays off
     

      AUDIO From StoryCorp

    "Hard Work Pays Off"

     

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