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Coleman Named AVID National College Readiness DEMO Site

Coleman is one of three AVID National Demonstration Schools in Wichita. These schools are noted as exemplary models of the AVID college readiness system.

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other  postsecondary opportunities.

Of these schools implementing AVID, only a select few earn the level of Demonstration Schools. These schools undergo a rigorous validation process and are required to be revalidated every few years to ensure high levels of implementation, with quality and fidelity to AVID strategies schoolwide.

Coleman hosts visitors from schools and districts interested in implementing AVID, or expanding AVID in their districts or at their schools. Visitors experience a highly successful AVID System in action. At Coleman, visitors can observe:

  • AVID as a schoolwide approach to college readiness
  • Evidence of student achievement schoolwide
  • Strong and committed leadership to college readiness for all students at both school and district levels
  • A center of learning for AVID best practices schoolwide
  • A committed team of trained AVID educators dedicated to successful implementation of the AVID College Readiness System for all students
  • Models for excellent inquiry-based AVID tutorials—both in the AVID Elective and, in some schools, selected content classrooms
  • A showplace of the commitment and synergy that a strong AVID System creates for schoolwide college readiness

For general questions about AVID or to arrange a visit to our AVID National Demonstration school, please contact or