It is never too early to start thinking COLLEGE! AVID is a nationwide program and their mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. To say it in more simple terms, we want all our students to know that college is a real possibility for them. Our fourth and fifth grade teachers have been to AVID training and teach AVID strategies and best practices in their classrooms. At the beginning of the school year, there is a parent meeting to explain this program in more detail. AVID Rocks!