Ida B. Wells High School

    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
    -writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, reading (WICOR)
    -college readiness skills

    To see more about AVID at Ida B. Wells High School, view this AVID Slide Presentation

    If you are ready to apply, click here: AVID Application Process


    For more information about the national AVID program:  www.avid.org