Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) strives to create an exceptional learning environment that equitably supports and appropriately challenges all students to reach their potential through a love of learning, mastery of the basics, and cultivation of higher-order skills (Strategic Plan focus area: Academic Excellence & Learning)

The Office of Academic Support Services focuses on students targeted through the state’s Local Control Funding FormulaEnglish Language Learners, Title I & III, Tinsley (VTP), Foster Youth and McKinney Vento students.

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) — AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. In Palo Alto, AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 7-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.
English Learner Program — Supports students whose primary language is not English
Voluntary Transfer Program — Tinsley Volunteer Transfer Program