Southwest Middle School


"AVID’s mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society."


"At SWMS, AVID is NOT a Program...It's a Culture!"

Olympic High School AVID Elective Scholars recently visited Southwest Middle School to share about The Reality of High School & Information about the High School AVID Elective with our 8th grade scholars.



Careers & Beyond
Careers & Beyond
Colleges & Universities
Colleges & Universities

Instructional Practices:

AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID's proven learning support structure incorporates teaching and learning methodologies in the critical areas of Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR).  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. 

Connect with our Southwest Middle School AVID Site Team: forms.gle/ebU8NavYKZXxCt1P7