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

The mission of AVID focuses on providing access to four-year colleges for students in the middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path, so that they achieve success in a rigorous curriculum. With AVID as a tool and Winona ISD parents and families as their partners, district educators move cohorts of middle students successfully through the state’s most demanding courses and into college. AVID schools reinforce student achievement through an academic elective class and support educators through professional development and team planning. The Advancement Via Individual Determination College Readiness System (ACRS) is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance.