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Stamford High School AVID

  • Stamford High School AVID
  • 55 Strawberry Hill Avenue
  • Stamford, CT 06902

Program Description

This program is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other post-secondary opportunities.

What AVID Does

Simply, AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

How AVID Works

AVID brings research-based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions in elementary, secondary, and higher education. The AVID System annually provides more than 30,000 educators with training and methodologies that develop students' critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas throughout the entire campus, in what we call Schoolwide AVID.

As a result, policymakers and educators now consider AVID's mission to be an essential strategy for closing the achievement gap, making college access and success available to all students.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%