Welcome to AVID 2018- 2019

Advancement Via Individual Determination

WICOR is the foundation of the 5 areas we focus on in AVID.

Find out more about what WICOR stands for and examples of how it is used.


8th Grade Families:

  • Summer Classes Offered at West HS Take a look at the following links if you're interested in: taking the Regent 101 class that will help you prepare for high school, taking a class for credit (PE and other elective classes).
  • https://summer.madison.k12.wi.us/high-school-101 https://summer.madison.k12.wi.us/high-school-summer-programming https://summer.madison.k12.wi.us/files/summer/uploads/High-School/2019/hssummer-registration-form-8th.pdf

What is AVID?

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

AVID is a two-fold system

  • A direct support structure that takes place during the regular school day.
  • A school-wide approach to curriculum and rigor.

We utilize the 5 components of WICOR in order to prepare students to be successful in all of their classes.

How is the AVID Elective class graded?

Grading in AVID:

The AVID Elective class is graded like high school, where students earn a percentage grade out of 100.

Breakdown of Graded Assignments:

Binders: 35%

Tutorials/Collaborative Work: 40%

Classwork and Homework: 25%


Structure of the AVID Class:

We have a specific structure for how we incorporate the different aspects of WICOR into our daily curriculum. Look at the AVID Week-at-a-Glance for an overview of the work we do.