What is AVID?
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a global nonprofit organization that operates with one guiding principle: Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. AVID’s kindergarten through higher education system brings research-based curriculum and strategies to students each day that develop critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas.
AVID in Palm Springs Unified School District
In the PSUSD, AVID programs are offered at all four of our comprehensive high schools: Cathedral City High School, Desert Hot Springs High School, Palm Springs High School and Rancho Mirage High School.
At the middle school level, both Painted Hills Middle School and Nellie N. Coffman Middle School offer AVID Programs. Nellie N. Coffman also offers the AVID Excel Program that caters to the needs of English Language Learners.
Currently at the elementary level, AVID is offered at Bella Vista Elementary in Desert Hot Springs.