AVID Training

Valdosta City Schools imagined the possibilities as 25 secondary teachers and District Director Dr. Alex Alvarez attended the 2022 AVID Summer Institute in Orlando, Florida. Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) is a K-16 college-readiness system implemented in school systems, colleges, and universities internationally. Valdosta City Schools (VCS) has implemented AVID in grades 6-12 and at each VCS secondary school site including Valdosta Middle, Newbern Middle, Valdosta Early College Academy, and Valdosta High School. AVID is offered as an elective course that includes an AVID research-based curriculum focused on Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR). AVID’s evidence-based practices for student achievement, leadership, positive culture, and systems are also utilized schoolwide to prepare all students to be college and career ready in a global society.