AVID’s Mission: AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by
preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society
AVID’s Website: http://www.avid.org/
Here West Charlotte High School we are moving toward AVID School-wide, which implies that students (whether or not they are choosing college as their post-secondary goal) will be prepared for college and career by utilizing WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) strategies.
AVID’s proven learning support structure, known as WICOR , incorporates teaching/learning methodologies in the critical areas of Writing to Learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn. WICOR provides a learning model that educators can use to guide students in comprehending concepts and articulating ideas at increasingly complex levels (scaffolding) within developmental, general education, and discipline-based curricula. Furthermore, the WICOR model reflects and promote expertise and attitudes that will serve students well in their academic lives and career.
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What is the AVID Binder?
The AVID Binder is a system for keeping essential school materials and class assignments organized into one binder. A proper AVID Binder contains all the materials in the "Required Items" section of the AVID Binder Checklist in the order outlined in How to Organize Your AVID Binder.
AVID binder checks weekly. Teachers leading the weekly AVID Binder checks will be looking for "Required Items" and overall organization.
How can I support my child at home?
Regularly check your child's backpack and AVID Binder. All papers should be placed in binder rings in the proper class section. Remove unnecessary papers. Ensure all required materials are present.
Good quality 3-ring, 2" binder with pocket inserts
5-6 tab subject dividers to separate classes, including AVID Elective
Zipper pouch to store supplies
2 or more pens (red and black or blue)
2 or more pencils
College Notebook Paper
Agenda/daily planner/calendar (in or outside of binder)
How to Organize Your Binder (In Order)
Zipper pouch with supplies
Divider for each class- place notebook paper behind each divider for each class section
No papers in the binder pockets
To Create Your E binder
Click on the link here: https://bit.ly/myebinder
Make a copy of the page at the top right of the page. Click on the three vertical dots and click "duplicate page."
Rename the page your name and save to your drive
Candidates for AVID are identified according to the following criteria:
Ability—academic potential to succeed in college preparatory courses (GPA of 2.0-3.5).
Desire and determination—desire to attend college, have a good attendance record and willingness to undertake demanding preparation for college.
Membership in a group of students "in the middle." This includes students who would be the first in their family to attend college and are a member of a group underrepresented in college.