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Advancement Via Individual Determination

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 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 main components of the program are:

  • Academic Instruction
  • Tutorial Support
  • PBL and STEMX activities
  • Team building for Leadership traits

The AVID Curriculum

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.  AVID curriculum is used in AVID elective classes, in content-area classes in AVID schools, and even in schools where the AVID elective is not offered.

The AVID Parent

AVID parents encourage their students to achieve academically, may participate on an advisory board and in AVID parent and site team meetings, and maintain regular contact with the AVID coordinator or AVID Elective Teacher.

The AVID Mentor

Current TVHS AVID students may assist with the tutorial process/collaborative study groups at WCMS and answer questions about the transition to high school. Students may also spend part of a day having current 8th Grade AVID students shadow them at the high school.

The AVID Tutor – High School level

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 also serve as role models. AVID students who continue their education in college often return to the program as tutors.