AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination 

"The goal of education in America must be for the purpose of teaching all of our students to the very highest levels—for lifting up all people." —Mary Catherine Swanson, AVID Founder

The aim is to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career. AVID puts a special focus on subgroups of students that have historically been underrepresented in higher education and trains its educators in academic practices that are proven to deliver results from students.

No matter what post-secondary path high school graduates choose, students must develop certain essential skills to design their own futures: critical thinking, collaboration, reading, writing, and relationship building. The development of these skills is rooted in belief in self. If students believe they are capable, there is a foundational confidence to learn and a resiliency to overcome setbacks.

When educators believe in students, learning and confidence are activated. With teacher support for developing a growth mindset and the academic skills they need for future success, students grow to see their capabilities and find their own way.

Elementary Schools 

  • Amqui Elementary
  • Alex Green Elementary
  • Carter-Lawrence Elementary
  • Chadwell Elementary
  • Cumberland Elementary
  • Joelton Elementary
  • Jones Paideia 
  • Hattie Cotton Elementary
  • Ida B. Wells Elementary
  • Neely's Bend Elementary
  • Park Avenue Elementary
  • Shwab Elementary
  • Stratton Elementary
  • Thomas Edison Elementary
  • Tom Joy Elementary

Middle Schools

  • Antioch Middle 
  • Apollo Middle
  • Bellevue Middle
  • Croft Middle
  • DuPont Hadley Middle
  • DuPont Tyler Middle
  • East Nashville Magnet Middle
  • Goodlettsville Middle
  • H.G. Hill Middle
  • Haynes Middle
  • Head Magnet Middle
  • I.T. Creswell Middle
  • Isaac Litton Middle
  • J.T. Moore Middle
  • Jere Baxter Middle
  • John Early Museum Magnet Middle
  • John F. Kennedy Middle
  • Madison Middle
  • Margaret Allen Middle
  • McKissack Middle
  • McMurray Middle
  • Meigs Magnet Middle
  • Rose Park Magnet Middle
  • Stratford STEM Lower Campus
  • Two Rivers Middle
  • Thurgood Marshall Middle
  • W.H. Oliver Middle
  • West End Middle
  • Wright Middle 

High Schools

  • Antioch High
  • East Magnet High
  • Glencliff High
  • Hillsboro High
  • James Lawson High
  • Maplewood High
  • McGavock High
  • Overton High
  • Pearl-Cohn High
  • Whites Creek High 

Alternative Schools

  • MNPS Virtual School
  • Johnson Alternative Learning Center
  • W.A. Bass