• Wilson AVID
    Advancement Via Individual Determination

    AVID's Mission: To close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society

    What AVID is..

    • a nationally recognized and rigorous in-school elective class that prepares students for success in college and career
    • targets students with an inner drive to succeed, placing them in one or more advanced courses
    • a college preparedness system that implements WICOR strategies school-wide and district-wide
    • teaches organizational and study skills, providing support in content area classes through the Tutorial process
    • encourages participation in motivational activities to help students realize their academic and personal life goals
    • provides opportunities to hear guest speakers, visit universities, participate in service work



    What AVID isn't...

    • a remedial or "at-risk" program
    • a college outreach program
    • study hall

     

    AVID Curriculum Focuses on...
    -character development
    -communication
    -writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, reading (WICOR)
    -college readiness skills

    Students who are interested must fill out an application and participate in an interview to be considered for the elective class.
     

    If you have questions or would like more information, please contact:

    Megan Jackson, Co-Coordinator: mjackson1@pps.net

    Jamie Suehiro, Co-Coordinator : jsuehiro@pps.net

    www.avid.org

     

  • Courses

    AVID 9 Year: 9 Prerequisite: Approved application and interview conducted by the AVID Coordinator/Site Team. Students must be accepted into the AVID program.
    Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, strengthen metacognitive development, analytical reading and writing, communication skills, and academic success skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on
    writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to support their academic growth. Students will increase awareness of their personal contributions to their learning, as well as their involvement in their school and community. Students will prepare for and participate in college entrance and placement exams, while refining study skills and test-taking, note-taking, and research techniques.

    AVID 10 Year 10 Prerequisites Approved application and interview conducted by the AVID Coordinator/Site Team. Students must be accepted into the AVID program. 1 unit, 1 period.
    This second sequence of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, strengthen metacognitive development, analytical reading and writing, communication skills, and academic success skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to support their academic growth. In the 10th grade year, students will continue to refine their academic learning plans and goals, increasing awareness of their actions and behaviors, as well as develop an increased ability to self-monitor, self-regulate, and manage time. Students will expand their writing portfolio to include: analyzing prompts, supporting arguments and claims, character analysis and detailed reflections. Lastly, students will narrow down their college and careers of interest, based on personal interests and goals.

    AVID 11 Year 11 Prerequisites: Approved application and interview conducted by the AVID Coordinator/Site Team. Students must be accepted into the AVID program. 1 unit, 1 period
    Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, strengthen metacognitive development, analytical reading and writing, communication skills, and academic success skills. The course emphasizes rhetorical reading, analytical writing, collaborative discussion strategies, tutorial inquiry study groups, preparation for college entrance and placement exams, college study skills and test-taking strategies, note-taking and research. The eleventh-grade AVID Elective course focuses on writing and critical thinking expected of first and second-year college students. There are college-bound activities, methodologies and tasks that should be undertaken during the junior year to support students as they apply to four-year universities and confirm their postsecondary plans.

    AVID 12 Year 12 Prerequisites: Approved application and interview conducted by the AVID Coordinator/Site Team. Students must be accepted into the AVID program. 1 unit, 1 period
    This fourth sequence of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, strengthen metacognitive development, analytical reading and writing, communication skills, and academic success skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to support their academic growth. In the 12th grade year, students will continue to refine their academic learning plans and goals, create legacy projects including service learning projects/mentoring, as well as develop an increased ability to self-monitor, self-regulate, and manage time. Students will expand their writing portfolio to include: an argumentative research paper on a social issue and detailed reflections. Lastly, students will prepare for college through the use of inquiry based collaborative study groups utilizing higher order thinking questioning techniques

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    PDF

    AVID High School Application

    PDF

    AVID Middle School Application

     

    Upcoming Dates

    High School students visit Middle Schools for Q & A and AVID program info:
    Robert Gray Middle School: March 20, 2019
    Jackson Middle School: April 4, 2019


    Interviews at Robert Gray: April 29, 2019
    Contact: dcollins@pps.net

    Interviews at Jackson: April 19, 2019
    Contact: jjangula@pps.net

    What happens in AVID?

    • AVID is a college readiness system that helps you prepare and get the support and study skills needed to be successful in the most rigorous classes in HS and college
    • Encourages you to explore and learn about yourself and what you want to pursue after HS
    • Gives you experiences that help you know which universities you want to apply to
    • Helps and supports you through the university application and scholarship process

     

    AVID School Supplies

    4-inch binder
    Pencil pouch
    College ruled lined paper
    Eight spiral notebooks (70 pg. college ruled), one for each class
    Pencils, pens
    Three colors of highlighters
    Eight dividers for binder, more if you want to divide within each section
    Planner/Agenda


    AVID t-shirts will be available for purchase during the year. If you are unable to get all of the supplies, we will have some supplies to supplement your needs on August 29th