- AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination) helps students develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to be successful in post-secondary pursuits. It includes professional development, resources and support for teachers.
- At the middle and high school levels, AVID is both an elective class and embedded schoolwide. In the elective, students receive additional academic, social, and emotional support. Schoolwide, AVID teaches skills to help all students become more college- and career-ready. Find more information on the national AVID site here.
At Flett Middle School we implement AVID strategies, known as WICOR strategies, school wide to help support college and career readiness for all students as well as those involved in the AVID elective. WICOR stands for Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading. These strategies are the framework for AVID and have been proven over time to increase student engagement, rigor, and understanding. Implementation of WICOR strategies school wide includes:
- academic planner usage
- structured note taking
- self-advocacy and regulation
- higher-level questioning
At Flett, teachers in every content area embed the use of these strategies into their day-to-day routines.
WICOR strategies can be used in any classroom or content areas, as they promote consistent and research-based instruction.