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To find out what Wheeling AVID students have been doing, check out the newsletters.
Newsletter Term 1 - 2010/11
Newsletter Term 2 - 2010/11
Newsletter Term 3 - 2010/11
Newsletter Term 1 - 2011/12
Newsletter Term 2 - 2011/12
Newsletter Term 3/4 - 2011/12
Newsletter Term 1 - 2012/13
Newsletter Term 2 - 2012/13
Newsletter Term 3 - 2012/13
AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class based on writing as a tool of learning, inquiry method, and collaborative grouping. The three main components of the program are:
- Academic instruction
- Tutorial support
- Motivational activities
It is a structured, college preparatory system that works directly with schools and districts. Aimed at first-generation college goers in grades 4-12, AVID takes a schoolwide approach to curriculum and rigor adopted by more than 3,500 schools in 45 states and 15 countries. It provides a professional development program that seeks to train students throughout the U.S.
Sophomore and Junior AVID Students
Visit Bradley University 2012
What AVID is not:
- AT RISK Program
- Affirmative Action Program
- School Within A School
- For All Students
- A "Silver Bullet"
- A Quick Fix
How does the AVID program contribute to the success of the students?
- Teaches study and organizational skills
- Uses English as a writing tool for learning
- Strengthens writing skills
- Gives tutorial help through college tutors
- Teaches students to work collaboratively to be successful in the most rigorous courses
- Takes students to visit colleges and universities
- Assists students with the application process for four year colleges and universities
- Helps students explore careers through guest speakers
AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
What is Academic Rigor?
Rigor is the goal of helping students develop the capacity to understand content that is complex, ambiguous, provocative, and personally or emotionally challenging.
Taking rigourous courses opens doors!
email@example.com - Freshmen and Sophomore AVID Teacher
firstname.lastname@example.org - Freshmen AVID Teacher
email@example.com - Junior AVID Teacher
firstname.lastname@example.org - Senior AVID Teacher
email@example.com - WHS AVID Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org - District 214 AVID Coordinator
|Freshmen AVID Students Visit
Downtown Chicago and
UIC Chicago 2012
|AVID Students Attend Free Cubs Game
Compliments of the Chicago Cubs
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