Waco ISD

Advancement Via Individual Determination

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

What is AVID?


Tools for Teachers:

  • Professional learning opportunities through summer institute and campus focused seminars - provides teachers with the "HOW" to present curriculum
  • W-I-C-O-R: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading
  • Extensive online resources from the AVID organization and campus AVID library
  • Strengthen collaboration amongst teachers and
  • Focus for campus

For Students:

  • Rigorous curriculum and the support to achieve (tutorials and note taking)
  • Social support - teacher advocates and community support
  • Provides a team of students for positive 
peer identification
  • A direct support structure for first-generation college goers
  • A support structure for typically low-income, underserved students

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