ISD Middle School Students Succeed with AVID
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a learning system that provides students with real-world strategies to accelerate their performance so they can succeed in college and life. Students learn how to ask questions that go beyond memorization and encourage higher-level thinking, providing students with an educational advantage. AVID layers on existing curriculum, allowing teachers to implement AVID strategies into any lesson or subject. Students utilize the Cornell note-taking process to organize their notes and create powerful study tools. They learn to recognize the most important parts of a lesson, create questions to guide their studying, and revisit and refine their notes to solidify learning. Students also learn soft skills, including public speaking, self-advocacy, time management and organization. The ISD is excited to currently offer AVID to all 6th – 8th grade students.