Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Grant Application

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For 25 years, schools across the country have used AVID to provide support and structure while placing students in advanced coursework.

About AVID

AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination - allows teachers to teach rigorous AP/Pre-AP curriculum without leaving behind students. AVID takes students who have the determination to succeed and works with them to get the tools to succeed.  AVID breaks down the barriers of race, gender, ethnicity and socio-economics and allows all students the chance to succeed in rigorous coursework.  

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is pleased to partner with AVID to increase the number of programs across the state. The partnership includes grants for schools to start AVID as well as informational meetings to learn more about how it works in schools.

Grant Information and Application

Application Instructions

  • Address the ordered items in the application completely and include a cover letter signed by the project lead and the school principal.
  • Email application to

Eligible recipients

Oklahoma public middle or high schools, including Charter schools. Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate a high (50% or more) low-income student population (as determined by the number of students who are eligible for free and reduced school meals) and a low (15% or less) number of minority students who do not participate in an Advanced Placement (AP) or Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) program.

Dates of Note

Application Deadline

Feb. 1, 2016

Award Announcement Date

Feb. 28, 2016

Project Period

Feb. 28, 2016 – June 30, 2017


Application Review

Awards will be evaluated based on the following: clarity and potential for success of the project purpose; project team’s readiness to successfully implement the project; and, the level/quality of collaboration integrated into the project plan.

Application reviewers will consider the following three factors:

  1. Background and Need (30 points)
    - Understanding of school and AP/Pre-AP demographics;

  2. Project Proposal (40 points)
    - The degree to which the project design and proposed activities are appropriate and relevant;
    - Degree to which the objective/s are stated in measurable terms;
    - Attainability of the objectives in the stated time frames.

  3. Sustainability (30 points)
    - Extent to which the applicant demonstrates ability to build capacity in its community to maintain the project;
    - Degree to which applicant has plans to sustain operation after the grant has been awarded. (If school is awarded this grant, federal funds cannot be used to sustain the program.)





Last updated on September 28, 2015