We are AVID

Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID's Mission:

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

AVID is...

    • a program found in over 4,500 schools in 45 states and 15 countries.
    • a college and career preparatory system that:
      • teaches students organization skills (both physical and mental)
      • helps students develop writing, inquiry, and reading strategies to be successful.
      • builds collaboration skills.
      • engages students, builds higher level thinking skills.
      • utilizes best teaching practices.

Who is an AVID student?

AVID is for everyone.  Students learn about organization, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy. AVID Elementary students take structured notes and answer and ask high-level questions that go beyond routine answers. 

What is WICOR?

WICOR is an acronym for Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading and provides a learning model that educators can use to guide students in comprehending concepts and articulating ideas at increasingly complex levels.

Curriculum include:

Tutorials include:

  • Writing
  • Critical Reading
  • Organizational Strategies for Success
  • Inquiry and Questioning Skills
  • College and Career Exploration
  • Collaborative Study Groups (Tutorials)
  • Writing Groups
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Philosophical Chairs