AVID is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance.  The AVID College Readiness System(ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.  As a structured curriculum, students learn to systematically take comprehensive notes which are organized in a well-planned binder, conduct reading and writing activities designed to address current, real world concerns, and collaboratively problem solve issues with their other rigorous college prep courses.