AVID provides a roadmap for student success in their post-secondary life.

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students overcome obstacles and achieve success. They graduate and attend college at higher rates, but more importantly, they can think critically, collaborate, and set high expectations to confidently conquer the challenges that await them.

For one period a day, students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses. 

In 2012, Hanford and Richland high schools started with one section of freshmen AVID students. Now, combined, Hanford and Richland high schools have 19 sections serving 400 students!

About AVID

Jen Klauss
District AVID Director

Kevin Norris
Richland High Administrator

Mike Gaddis
Hanford High Administrator


of AVID students in Washington state graduated on time.

Proven Results

AVID programs produce college-ready students at rates that far exceed national benchmarks.

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$11 M

Scholarships and grants offered to RSD AVID seniors.

Looking To The Future

Discover what the AVID journey looks like from 9th to 12th grade.

AVID Journey

AVID's Mission

AVID closes the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society.

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of Washington AVID seniors took at least one course of rigor.

Achieving Success

No one can predict the future, but all students can be prepared to thrive in the world that awaits them.

The AVID Student


First-generation, low-income AVID college students are four times more likely to graduate than their peers.