Welcome to AVID in Sumter School District

What is AVID?

Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID is a college and career readiness system that supports administrators, teachers, and parents in unlocking their students' full potential. AVID students K-12 learn academic and social skills that develop the habits and behaviors needed to succeed in rigorous academic curriculum. The AVID College and Career Readiness Framework serves as a springboard for developing a school culture that closes achievement and opportunity gaps many students face. Sumter School District is committed to growing AVID scholars who are equipped to succeed beyond the classroom.

How do we build College & Career Readiness?

No matter what postsecondary path high school graduates choose, students must develop certain essential skills to design their own futures: critical thinking, collaboration, reading, writing, and relationship building. The development of these skills is rooted in belief in self. If students believe they are capable, there is a foundational confidence to learn and a resiliency to overcome setbacks (AVID, 2021).

AVID-trained educators teach students academic and social skills to help them develop the habits and behaviors needed to succeed in rigorous curriculum. Through careful planning of daily lessons that include WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and critical reading), teachers create a learning environment that challenges and encourages students.

AVID defines educator agency as educators taking intentional actions based on shared beliefs and trust that, together, they can increase opportunity and measurable success for all students and each other. When Collective Educator Agency develops on a campus, the learning environment transforms into one where students are challenged, supported, and provided the tools needed to succeed. See C&C Readiness Framework

How does AVID support student success?


AVID National Snapshot

AVID alumni who go to college are four times more likely to graduate than their national peers

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South Carolina Snapshot

99% of AVID students in SC graduated from high school, & 72% were accepted into a four-year college.

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Sumter Snapshot

80% of AVID seniors applied and were accepted into a four-year college in 2022.