Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) 


AVID is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. It ensures that all students, and most especially the least served students performing in the academic middle, will be capable of completing a college path.


  • Increase college enrollment and graduation for all CPS students

Program benefits

  • Targets students performing in the academic middle
  • Place students into more rigorous courses, empowering them with critical college preparatory skills
  • Provide intensive support strategis


AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 5-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success by teaching skills, enrolling students in academically advanced classes. Learn about the national program at the AVID website.


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Contact information

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
125 South Clark Street
12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (773) 553-2108
Fax: (773) 553-3905