LAUSD is committed to the goal of ensuring that all students graduate equipped with knowledge and skills for college and career success. AVID is one of the support systems that many District schools offer to advance learning and ensure that all LAUSD students have access, support and success in academically challenging coursework.
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a kindergarten through twelfth grade system that prepares students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility and success. Typically, AVID students are the first in their families to attend college and are from student populations historically underrepresented in higher education.
AVID has a proven record in bringing out the best in students and closing the achievement gap. The goal of AVID is to provide students with high expectations, encouragement, day-to-day help through the AVID elective class, and a vision of college as an attainable goal.
AVID embraces the philosophy that “effort creates ability.” Thus, it is referred to as Advancement Via Individual Determination or AVID from the Latin root word “avidus” meaning “eager for knowledge.”
AVID is one of the support systems that many District schools offer to advance learning and ensure that all LAUSD students have access, support and success in academically challenging coursework.
Contact UsArzie Galvez, Director
Advanced Learning Options
Local Districts Central and East
Gloria Martinez, Ed.D.
Local Districts Northeast, Northwest and WestAVID SpecialistLocal District South
Division of Instruction
333 South Beaudry Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017