AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a national program designed to develop college readiness in students school wide. AVID’s Mission Statement is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.” Our nation’s schools are full of students who possess a desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard, but many of them do not truly have the opportunity to be college-ready. These are often the students who will be the first in their families to attend college and are from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. To address this need, AVID has developed the AVID Elective course. For one period a day, students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses. AVID uses WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading) as the building blocks of their curriculum; teaching students to think critically and take ownership of their learning. An AVID classroom is student centered environment where students learn to collaborate, question, and gain a deeper understanding of their learning.
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