•   What is AVID?

     

    AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system that provides support to students from elementary through college.  

    At the secondary grade levels (7th-12th grades), AVID is an approved elective course taken during the school day. Students are usually selected to enroll in an AVID class after an application process. For one class period a day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. Students enrolled in AVID are typically required to enroll in at least one of their school's toughest classes, such as honors or Advanced Placement®, in addition to the AVID elective. As students progress in AVID, their self-images improve, and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other students.

    The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was developed by middle and senior high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. It is driven by the WICOR method, which stands for writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading
     
    Although AVID serves all students, the AVID elective focuses on the least served students in the academic middle.  The formula is simple - raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge.
     
     
    A Sample Week in the AVID Elective
     
     
     

    MONDAY

    TUESDAY

    WEDNESDAY

    THURSDAY

    FRIDAY

    Curriculum

    Tutorials

    Curriculum

    Tutorials

    *Binder Evaluations
    *Cornell Notes Check
    *Field Trips
    *Motivational Speakers
    *Team-building Activities

     
     

    AVID Curriculum Includes:

    • Writing Curriculum
    • Note-taking practice
    • WICR Activities
    • Strategies for Success
    • College and Careers
    • Oral Language/Public Speaking
    • Test Preparation
    • Research
    AVID Tutorials Include:
    • Collaborative Study Groups
    • Problem Solving
    • Higher Level Thinking
    • Reflection and Evaluation
    • Socratic Seminars