Page Content Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a copyrighted, internationally-recognized college preparatory system designed to support students for success in advanced academics and for eligibility and future success in college. AVID is a systemic approach that supports Volusia County Schools' goal: Increase achievement for each and every student. "AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society." AVID strategies have been refined to comprise 11 essential components. Student selection focuses on students in the middle academically; Voluntary program participation by students and staff; AVID elective offered during school day; Enrollment in rigorous curriculum; Writing curriculum; Inquiry emphasis; Collaboration; Trained tutors; Data collection and analysis; School or District resources committed; Active, inter-disciplinary site team.