(Advancement Via Individual Determination)
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
Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, 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
Who is an AVID Student?
AVID students are students in the middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path with support.
These students often are not realizing their full potential academically. In the identification process a
number of criteria are considered, including:
- State Scores
- 2.0 – 3.5 GPA
- Desire and Determination
- First in the Family to Attend College
- Historically Underrepresented in 4-year colleges/universities
- Economically Disadvantaged
- Other Special Circumstances
For more information view our AVID Brochure.
Melissa Winship, AVID Site Coordinator
Beth Kowski, AVID Elective Teacher
Jayne Tidemann, SECA Principal