• AVIDAVID at EPMS

    AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

    • Campus and classroom
    • Seating arranged to optimize learning
    • Student work in the hallways that display AVID strategies
    • College representation throughout the halls
    • AVID Door signs outside each classroom/office

     

    • Classrooms decorated with:
    • AVID strategy posters/charts  
    • Chant of the Month
    • AVID student work 
    • Strategy of the Month
    • WICOR trackers 
    • Binders
    • Universal color-coding binders 
    • Agendas

     

    • Role of the Teacher
    • The role of the teacher in our AVID classrooms is to guide and support the students throughout implementation of AVID strategies (facilitator)
    • The teachers provide the students with the necessary tools and leadership skills while they are engaged in application of learning
    • High expectations/rigorous instruction
    • WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, reading)

     

    • Students Embedded soft skills
    • Self-Awareness though public speaking and goal setting
    • Self-Management through organization, time management, and goal setting
    • Responsible decision making through inquiry
    • Awareness of the connection between AVID and the preparation for college and career
    • Independent identification of AVID strategies and the branch of WICOR they meet
    • Deeper levels of inquiry and rigorous discourse