Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
AVID is an elementary through postsecondary college readiness system designed to increase school-wide learning and performance.
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 capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. The formula is simple: Raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge.
AVID is offered in all of the secondary schools. For one period a day, students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and ask probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college attainable.
The AVID curriculum is driven by the WICOR method, which stands for Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading.
Learn more about AVID on their website or by contacting your school directly. For general questions about AVID programming, please contact Aaron Dalton, Coordinator, School to Career Programming at (816) 321-6652 or Mitsi Nessa, Director of Secondary Curriculum at 816-321-5805 for more information.
AVID tutors 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.
To apply to become an AVID tutor, apply online.