Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
AVID is an elementary through postsecondary college readiness system that is designed to increase school wide learning and performance.
AVID focuses on the least-served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple: raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge.
AVID targets students in the academic middle - B, C, and even D students - who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential.
For one period a day, students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable.
The AVID curriculum is driven by the WICOR method, which stands for Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading.
AVID TUTORS WANTED !
AVID tutors will work with small groups of middle and high school students during AVID elective classes under the supervision of an AVID teacher. Tutors must attend training classes and will utilize the AVID learning strategies.
For more information about AVID, go to: http://www.avid.org
To apply to become an AVID tutor, go to http://www.applitrack.com/northkc/onlineapp/