Learning relies on relationships.

An ideal learning environment is possible when students feel cared for and seen.

Supportive communities are the foundations for thriving learning cultures. Belonging is an essential human need. Our schools and classrooms must be places where relationships are forged on respect, trust, and authenticity—student to student, educator to educator, and educator to student. AVID calls this concept relational capacity, and it is essential for ensuring every student can reach their full potential.

Equitable Classroom Culture

Equitable Classroom Culture

Thriving learning cultures are classroom communities where all students develop agency and are empowered to take academic risks.
Social & Emotional Learning

Social & Emotional Learning

Preparing students for the future requires more than academic skill development. Learning how to regulate emotions, effectively handle pressure, make tough decisions, and respond to challenges are skills students can take with them wherever they go in life.