• What is AVID?

    AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is an elementary through post-secondary college readiness system that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID system accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional development, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.

    The three main components of the program are:

    * academic instruction

    * tutorial support

    * motivational activities

    For more information about AVID, visit www.avid.org

  • The Mission of AVID

    The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students and most especially students in the middle, with academic potential:

    • * will succeed in the most rigorous curriculum
    • * will enter mainstream activities of the school
    • * will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges
    • * will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society

    AVID Statistics

    One of the keys to AVID's success is in the percentage of AVID seniors who are accepted to four-year colleges.  Stats on AVID students:

    • * 95% are accepted to a four-year university
    • * 71% are attending a four-year university
    • * 24% are attending a two-year college
    • * More than 80% of AVID graduates have been enrolled  continuously in college since leaving high school
    • *100% applied for FAFSA vs. 34% non-AVID seniors

    WIC-R (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Reading) 

    There will be activities surrounding WIC-R, a methodology enforced in AVID.   WIC-R helps prepare you for college-level, AP classes, and develops communication skills.








    -Final Draft

    -Class/Textbook Notes

    -Learning Logs/Journals



    -Costa's Level of Questions          

    -Skilled Questions 

    -Socratic Seminars


    -Critical Thinking Activities 

    -Writing Questions 

    -Open-Mindedness Activities



    -Group Projects      

    -Study Groups       

    -Jigsaw Activities 

    -Response/Edit/Revision Groups       

    -Collaborative Activities 



    -Reciprocal Teaching 

    -SQ3R Method (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review)               

    -KWL (What I know, want to know, what I learned)      

    -"Think Abouts"   

    -Reader Response 

    -Graphic Organizers 

    -Vocabulary Building