What is AVID?

    AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination
    Avid adj.: enthusiastic; ardent; characterized by vigorous pursuit [L avidus, eager for knowledge]
    AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. Our AVID program places special emphasis on WICOR: writing, inquiry/critical thinking, teamwork/collaboration, organization and reading skills.  
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    What is WICOR?

    AVID WICOR strategies are used in all secondary classrooms in East Irondequoit.  Below is a description of WICOR and the picture outlines examples of each strategy that would be used in the classroom.  

    W=Writing: Using writing for communication and deeper learning

    I=Inquiry: Going deeper than is what is understood to make connections

    C=Collaboration: Learning and working with peers for deeper understanding

    O=Organization: Strategies that assist with time management/organization of work

    R=Reading: Reading for relevance and understanding in all classes

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