AVID creates site teams of administrators and educators from different content areas, encouraging communication and sharing among teachers, counselors, and principals.
All AVID strategies are based on research on tracking , the process by which some children are channeled into challenging courses and others are relegated to remedial ones , and peer influences in student achievement.
About AVID ( http://www.avidcenter.org/ ) Avid was founded in 1980 by Mary Catherine Swanson, then head of the English department at San Diego's Clairemont High School. Beginning with one high school and 32 students, the program now serves over 92,000 students in more than 1,650 middle and high schools in 24 states and 16 countries. More than 30,000 students have graduated from AVID programs and matriculated to college at a rate of 95 percent. – less