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    The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID is a college readiness system that takes students with the potential and determination to go to college and supports their academic success in the rigorous courses (MS advanced & HS Honors for grades 6-8; HS Honors, AP, AICE, & Dual Enrollment for grades 9-12) required to get into those four year universities.

  • AVID Elementary is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System that supports AVID's mission and vision.  As a school wide approach AVID Elementary focuses on embedding researched based instructional best practices in the areas of instruction, culture, leadership, and systems.  All AVID Elementary schools work with the teachers, staff, families, and students to build a college and career going culture that increases student success in all content areas.

    AVID is designed for students who do average or above average in class work and on standardized tests. Students who have a desire to go to college, and are willing to work hard. Typically, they are the first in their families to attend college. AVID puts its students on a college track. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. 

    For more information on AVID at PCE contact: 

    Mary Odrzywolski – AVID Coordinator odrzywolskim@pcsb.org