What is Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)?
AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID is an elective designed to support and prepare students to be college-ready and successful beyond. Two days a week, the AVID elective class focuses on tutorials, which support students in their content classes such as math, science, English, and social studies.
For the remaining days, the AVID curriculum focuses on Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR) methodologies. Students learn focused note taking, study skills, writing across content areas, the organization of materials, reading strategies, and more. Lastly, the AVID program exposes students to college culture and increases their awareness of college and career options, which include a college field trips and guest speakers.
The elective classes are AVID 7 and AVID 8 at the middle school and AVID I, AVID II, AVID III, and AVID IV at the high school.
Where is AVID available at NMCUSD?
Currently, the AVID program exists at North Monterey County Middle School and North Monterey County High School for students in grades 7-12.
How do students enroll in AVID?
Students can contact one of their school’s counselors, teachers, or principal. They will be given the application, which states the requirements and terms of taking the class. A scheduled interview may be a part of the application process. Students will apply for this course during or prior to registration. Students can ask their counselor, principal, or AVID elective teachers for more information.