• JWe are an AVID School!



    "AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society."


    What is AVID?

    AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.

    AVID teaching methodologies are used in content-area classrooms school-wide.


    AVID is at work in nearly 4,500 schools in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and 16 countries/territories.






    AVID students learn:

    • organizational and study skills,
    • work on critical thinking and asking probing questions,

    Furthermore, AVID students become academically successful leaders and role models for other students.


    The AVID Curriculum
    Developed and refined by middle and high school teachers for three decades, the AVID instructional program focuses on methodologies that will help students prepare for - and participate in - a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. These methodologies are referred to as WICOR:

    W - Writing. Students clarify and communicate their thoughts and understanding of material.

    I - Inquiry. Students ask questions which allow them to clarify, analyze, and synthesize material.

    C - Collaboration. Students challenge, help, and learn from one another.

    O - Organization. Students learn how to organize, retrieve and maintain their materials and data.

    R - Reading. Students analyze, question, critique, clarify, and comprehend material.



    Middle School Student