Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance.
Beginning with one high school and 32 students, AVID now impacts more than 700,000 students in more than 4,900 schools and 28 postsecondary institutions in 46 states, the District of Columbia and across 16 other countries/territories.
California GEAr UP
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) was enacted as part of the 1998 Higher Education Act to give more low-income students the skills, encouragement, and preparation to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

GEAR UP is not just for teachers and administrators—it is to build awareness for the parents, families, even grandparents, who never went to college or even graduated from high school, and may be from another country. These services are provided by Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)

PIQE Parent Institute for Quality Education
PIQE creates partnerships between parents, students and educators to further students’ academic success