Districtwide Strategic Planning

Contact your AVID Program Manager or [email protected] for more information.

Grounded in the AVID College and Career Readiness Framework, Districtwide AVID informs strategic planning and resource allocation to establish the beliefs and infrastructure needed to ensure college and career readiness for all students.

Districtwide Strategic Planning is designed for district teams who want to enhance and refine their AVID College and Career Readiness System (ACRS) for all students districtwide.

This four-part experience helps ensure that AVID supports the success of districts in achieving their strategic plan goals through infusing AVID into their district systems and infrastructures. During the sessions, district leadership will review policies and processes with an eye on ensuring equitable outcomes for all.

Four 3-hour professional learning modules:

Module 1
Building the Foundation for Districtwide Implementation

Module 2
Establishing Culture and Insist on Rigor

Module 3
Break Down Barriers and Align the Work

Module 4
Advocate for Students and District Strategic Planning and Implementation

Audience: Superintendent, District Director, and Key District Implementers

  • The AVID College and Career Readiness Framework provides a foundation for district strategic plans and initiatives and a road map for AVID leadership at the district level.
  • The sessions introduce leaders to AVID’s Operational Tenets, a district-level resource developed from the Framework, to identify needs currently unaddressed or under-addressed in the district’s strategic plan.
  • Using the Tenets as their guide, leaders identify priorities to ensure the district is best able to deliver on its commitment to college and career readiness for all.

Leaders’ philosophical alignment with AVID’s mission and the AVID College and Career Readiness Framework is essential to the success of Districtwide Strategic Planning.


Districtwide Strategic Planning allows district leaders, including the superintendent, to explore and ultimately decide how AVID can serve as a system driver for positive change at the district level.

Through guided exploration of AVID’s five Districtwide Tenets, participants audit their current beliefs and practices, and identify prioritized areas for focused improvement moving forward. The audit results inform district-level strategic leadership moves, made in partnership with AVID, necessary to create an educational system that unifies all educators and transforms outcomes for all students.

This process helps ensure AVID’s mission—to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society—is brought to life in district-level planning and leadership.

Readiness to Engage

Districtwide Strategic Planning is available to any district including at least one AVID member school site. The process has been transformational in veteran AVID districts as well as those just beginning their AVID journey.

This undertaking is a match for any district in which executive leaders, including the superintendent, are engaged with AVID and interested in leveraging their AVID investment to have maximal impact on district-level systems and processes.


Districtwide Strategic Planning is structured to include four 3-hour sessions. Sessions can be scheduled in full or half-day increments.

All sessions should be completed in approximately three weeks to ensure continuity in the process.

Who Should Attend?

Districtwide Strategic Planning is a team-based experience. While the makeup of each team will be unique based on the culture and structure of the district, executive leaders, including the superintendent, are required to attend, as they are the target audience for the experience.


Price varies by the number of days over which the experience is conducted (2, 3, or 4 days).

Contact your AVID Program Manager or [email protected] for more information.