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AVID's mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Advancement via Individual Determination

A Brief History of AVID in APS

The AVID Elective class was first brought to APS in 2009 to five secondary schools in what is now known as Zone 1. This inaugural group of schools includes Highland HS, Manzano HS, Hayes MS, Van Buren MS, and Wilson MS.

Starting in the fall of 2010 the number of AVID schools nearly tripled to thirteen with the addition of West Mesa HS and Valley HS and their feeder middle schools. By 2015, more than twenty middle and high schools across the district had become AVID member schools, offering the AVID Elective to students in grades 7-12. In the years that followed, AVID expanded to several elementary schools.

AVID Schools

Currently, AVID programming exists in more than fifty schools across all four Learning Zones in APS.

Elementary Schools

  • Zone 1: Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Whittier
  • Zone 2: Adobe Acres, Alamosa, Armijo, Atrisco, Barcelona,  Carlos Rey, Chaparral, Edward Gonzales, Helen Cordero, Kit Carson, Lavaland, Los Padillas, Mary Ann Binford, Mountain View, Navajo, Painted Sky, Pajarito, Rudolfo Anaya, SR Marmon,  Valle Vista
  • Zone 3: Mission

Middle Schools

  • Zone 1: Hayes, Jackson, Jefferson, Kennedy, Van Buren, Washington, Wilson
  • Zone 2: Ernie Pyle, Harrison, Jimmy Carter, John Adams, Polk, Truman
  • Zone 3: James Monroe, Taylor, Tony Hillerman
  • Zone 4: Cleveland, Grant, Hoover, McKinley

K-8 Schools

  • Zone 2: George I. Sanchez & Tres Volcanes.

High Schools

  • Zone 1: Albuquerque High, Highland, Manzano
  • Zone 2: Atrisco Heritage Academy, Rio Grande, West Mesa
  • Zone 3: Valley
  • Zone 4: Del Norte, Freedom

Contact Information


Main Phone: (505) 884-9582
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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25704
Albuquerque NM 87125-0704

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 510 West Albuquerque NM 87110, Map