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  • AVID
    - Advancement Via Individual Determination

    PPS is proud to have 37 AVID  schools for the 2019 - 2020 school year with support from the Nike School Innovation Fund and the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation.

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

    AVID Elementary

    • Based on the same learning foundation that underlies AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms, across entire grade levels, to impact schoolwide structures.

    • Like AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary Essentials focus on the four necessary areas to ensure that all students are poised for academic success: Instruction, Culture, Leadership, and Systems.


    AVID Secondary

    • AVID Secondary (grades 6-12) is an essential component of the AVID College Readiness System and is designed to enable schoolwide implementation of AVID’s proven instructional methodologies and content area best practices to improve outcomes for all students.

    • AVID Secondary goes beyond the AVID Elective course to affect an entire campus or district by creating a college-going culture that increases the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and their lives beyond.

    • 99% of students in the AVID Elective course graduate high school on time AND continue on to college.  (Based on the three schools, Cleveland, Madison and Roosevelt, that have graduated a cohort.)


    AVID Resources for Parents


    Interested in being an AVID tutor? 

    • Tutors are needed in 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

Tina Acker
Director of AVID and AP
(503) 916-3345
Trinh Ngo
Project Manager
(503) 916-3513
Jenifer Bird
Secondary TOSA
(503) 916-5141
Heidi Earle
Elementary TOSA
(503) 916-3332
Jamie Suehiro
Secondary TOSA
(503) 916-5280

    AVID in PPS in the news! 

    Madison High Recognized for Work with AVID


      Sophomores presenting University Research Project

    Freshmen presenting their University Research Project at Madison's Family Night. 


    Sophomores Presenting University Research Project Sophomores presenting their University Research Project at Madison's 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 the StoryCorp

    "Hard Work Pays Off"