The AVID Accelerated Program@Winburn Middle School is designed to challenge high potential students to help them achieve at the highest levels.

What is the AVID Accelerated Program?

Winburn has many students who possess a desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. Winburn is partnering with AVID to equip teachers and our school with tools to help our students succeed on a path to college and career success.

AVID Elective

Students in the AVID Accelerated Program will take an AVID Elective course. For one period a day, students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in the program's rigorous courses. AVID effects change by providing classroom activities, teaching practices, and academic behaviors that improve engagement and success for all students. The AVID Effect is realized through the delivery of inquiry-based and student-centric instruction. With AVID, teachers inspire students to take control over their own learning.

Accelerated Core Classes

Students in the AVID Accelerated Program will take accelerated core classes that are rigorous and engaging. The accelerated courses in the AVID Program help students reach their potential with a balance of rigorous coursework and embedded AVID strategies to help them achieve success. AVID accelerated courses teach students the skills they need to be successful in high school and college.

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

Let Students Drive

  • AVID students reflect and question while mastering content rather than just repeating and memorizing. Our students work together to problem solve and to change the level of discourse in the classroom as they prepare for success. Students are taught to articulate what they don’t understand and learn how to seek out the resources they need. By teaching critical thinking, inquiry, and self-advocacy, AVID educators empower students to own their learning. Try this speaking and listening activity for a sample of how AVID teaches soft skills.

Lead More, Talk Less

  • AVID’s professional learning and curriculum promote student-centric problem solving, rather than teachers delivering answers with lectures. This student-centered approach ensures that the people doing the most talking learn the most. This engages students and creates content mastery through inquiry and collaboration. Explore this guide for effective study groups.

Remove Barriers to Learning

  • All students need to learn how to learn. Note-taking, studying, and organizing assignments are all skills that must be taught and practiced to perfect, but are not explicitly taught in schools. With guided, scaffolded support from AVID, educators can teach students how to master these and other academic behaviors that will help them succeed in school and life. Help your students take more effective notes.

Let Kids Be Kids

  • Students would rather talk, move around, and ask questions than sit still and be quiet. Humans are wired to construct knowledge through action. AVID classrooms promote motion, communication, and teambuilding through activities such as Socratic Seminars, Collaborative Study Groups, peer tutoring, and Philosophical Chairs. These activities honor the way students learn best.

Learn more at www.avid.org