Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

AVID is a non-profit, proven college readiness system that closes the achievement gap. Today, AVID is implemented in approximately 4,800 schools in 48 states and 16 countries/territories; AVID serves nearly half a million students in grades K-12, as well as students in 30 post-secondary institutions.  You can learn more about the AVID program at

Lamar Middle School has had the AVID program since 1999. The AVID Program, founded in California, recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary.


Lamar's AVID Coordinator is Sarah Geis, tel (512) 414-6216,