Educational Institutions

AVID Center

  • San Diego, CA
  • www.avid.org

Mission Statement

AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID can transform schools and districts so that students, particularly those students who are first generation college-goers, will be successful in college and a career.

AVID believes that the most effective way to help schools is to improve the quality of their teachers' instruction and school leadership. This builds sustainability, accountability, hope, and positive morale directly into the fabric of a school and ultimately an entire school district. And a marked improvement in a community's schools creates ripples of benefit for the community.

In these trying economic times, it is vital to involve the community in the success of its schools, and AVID is structured and delivered in such a way that the family created in the AVID classroom can be extended to a school, a district and a community of hope for the success of students.

Main Programs

  1. AVID College Readiness System
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

AVID is currently in 44 states, the District of Columbia and 16 countries/territories serving 5,600 K-12 schools and 40 higher education institutions.

ruling year

1997

Chief Executive Officer since 2014

Self-reported

Dr. Sandy Husk

Keywords

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education, school, reform, avid, advancement, individual, determination, college, access, persistence, success, career, equity, rigor, AP, tutoring, training, professional, development, leadership

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Also Known As

AVID

EIN

33-0522594

 Number

3041297578

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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AVID was created in 1980 by one exceptional teacher who recognized that students from low-income families without a college-going tradition could succeed in high school and be college ready. Today, AVID is implemented in more than 4,900 schools in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and 16 countries/territories and impacts more than 700,000 students in grades K-12 and in 28 postsecondary institutions.

For more than 30 years, this simple yet profound formula has worked: Raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge. More than 98 percent of AVID high school seniors graduate from high school, and more than 71 percent are accepted to four-year colleges – consistently.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

AVID College Readiness System

AVID is a structured college preparatory system working directly with schools and districts to provide academic and social support for under-achieving students in grades K through 16. The support structures include AVID elective classes in secondary schools; an embedded foundational program in elementary grades; and an academic course in postsecondary institutions to develop students’ college success skills and reduce barriers that limit levels of academic achievement. AVID provides extensive professional development to prepare teachers, school leaders and staff to implement the system, to use AVID teaching and learning methodologies and curriculum in all instruction, and to create a strong college-going culture.

As it moves forward into the 21st Century, AVID is committed to developing its capacity, including tools, products and processes, to accelerate the establishment of AVID Schoolwide in all secondary schools and reach students beyond the elective class more quickly. AVID’s vision of impacting 1,000,000 students by 2020 is dependent on more schools, teachers and students being fully engaged, with fidelity, in AVID methodologies and best practices.

The AVID system provides students a scaffold of social and academic structures that include academic instruction to develop the skills to study, read and think critically; support to build time management and organizational skills to handle demands of rigorous coursework and college; collaborative tutorials and activities to engage students in inquiry-driven problem solving to support academic achievement; and instructional and motivational activities to inform and motivate students and their families to develop educational and career goals.

AVID helps students understand why they need to be in school, what they need to achieve their goals, and how to learn in order to develop a vision of their future that includes success in college, career and life.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

47,892,109

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

AVID is currently in 44 states, the District of Columbia and 16 countries/territories serving 5,600 K-12 schools and 40 higher education institutions.

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Financials

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AVID CENTER
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

AVID Center

Leadership

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Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Sandy Husk

BIO

Dr. Sandy Husk joined AVID in January 2014 as the Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Husk is a proven instructional leader with broad and deep experience helping students, especially students who have frequently been underserved and those from challenging backgrounds, succeed academically. She has more than 17 years of experience implementing AVID in districts she's led. Dr. Husk has served in many state and national leadership roles including the National School Public Relations Association, Educational Research and Development Institute, College Board Advisors, and the American Association for School Administrators.

Dr. Husk has a Ph.D. in Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision from the University of Colorado, Denver; an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Colorado, Boulder; a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Georgia, Athens. Her postdoctoral study includes work at Columbia and Harvard universities. She has more than 35 years' experience in the education field.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Monte Moses

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?