What is AVID?
AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class, during the school day, based on writing as a tool of learning, the inquiry method, and collaborative grouping. The three main components of the program are:
- Academic instruction
- Tutorial support
- Motivational activities
The AVID Mission Statement
AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
AVID Activities Include:
- Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading (WICOR) methodologies are the basis for curriculum instruction
- Students participate in field trips to colleges/universities
- College students act as role models and facilitate academic discussion in regularly scheduled tutorial groups
- Students develop academic and social skills for success in all subject areas
- Guest speakers provide motivation and college and professional career information
- AVID students participate in extracurricular and community events
The AVID Parent
AVID parents encourage their students to achieve academically, participate in AVID parent meetings and maintain regular contact with the AVID coordinator.
The AVID Curriculum
The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was developed by middle and high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. It is driven by the WICOR method, which stands for writing, inquiry, collaboration, Organization and reading. AVID curriculum is used in AVID elective classes, in content-area classes, and even in schools where the AVID elective is not offered.
The AVID Tutor
Tutors are essential to the success of the AVID elective class, where they facilitate student access to rigorous curriculum. As students from colleges and universities, tutors receive formal training and serve as role models. AVID students who continue their education in college often return to the program as tutors. If you know someone interested in becoming an AVID tutor, please contact the front office at 352-465-6720.