AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a program that has been utilized in three of the District’s schools on a trial basis for the last two years. The AVID program focuses on training educators so they can prepare their students for college, careers, and life. The AVID curriculum helps students build skills and develop behaviors that will allow them to be more successful in school and in life.
Kirkwood and Weber Elementaries and Northwest Junior High have participated in the AVID program for the last two years. The ICCSD Foundation has committed support so the District can scale this impactful program across more of our schools. In the 2018-2019 school year, the AVID program will be expanded to two additional elementary schools, Alexander Elementary and Wood Elementary, and to all the secondary schools. AVID programming is made possible through the generous support of ACT.
In the elementary schools, AVID focuses on reaching students at a young age to develop academic habits that will make them successful as they continue their education. Organization, study skills, communication, self-advocacy, and note-taking are just a few of skills that are taught and reinforced at the elementary level. At the secondary level, AVID elective courses are offered, allowing students to receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support they need to succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses.