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.

Why choose to become an AVID school?


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.

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.