AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a program designed to help students prepare for entrance to colleges and universities. Central to the AVID program are the WICOR strategies. WICOR stands for Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading.
While students who utilize the AVID framework in many other school settings are often categorized as “middle of the road” learners with potential, who may have experienced academic challenges, we believe that all students will benefit from the continuous use of WICOR strategies. That is why every student who is enrolled in UpGrade Media Arts School will be an AVID student.
AVID Critical Reading Lesson Example
Courtesy of AVID.org, a sample critical reading lesson is included below. Our lesson materials are inspired by our students’ experiences and selected to ensure that the most relevant content is presented. All content is aligned to Common Core and National Media Arts Standards.