- 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.  


    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

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