Advancement Via Individual Determination
The Mequon-Thiensville School District is the only public school district in the state of Wisconsin to offer Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) to all students in grades K-12. AVID is a College Readiness System designed to accelerate student learning and prepare all students for college readiness and success through the use of research-based instructional methodologies. AVID aims to equip students with intellectual skills and behaviors for academic success in rigorous coursework. AVID empowers students with strategies necessary to navigate the educational landscape through an explicit focus on high expectations. AVID’s College Readiness System is comprised of three primary components: AVID Elementary, AVID Schoolwide, and the AVID Elective course.