Wisconsin Hills Middle School and Pilgrim Park Middle School will be starting the AVID program in the 2019-20 school year. AVID or Advancement Via Individual Determination is a program designed to help prepare students for college and career. Brookfield Central and East High School have been running the program for numerous years.
AVID's cornerstone is the use of core teaching strategies to build skills in Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading. These core strategies are used building-wide in content areas. A foundation in these skills helps prepare all students for success in middle school, high school, college, and career. All students 6th through 8th-grade benefit from these core strategies.
In addition to the school-wide component, schools will be adding an AVID elective course. The elective offers instruction to support and prepare students in
Criteria are used for a student selection process in which students are invited to apply and interview. An AVID elective student shows great determination for success, is within the academic middle and needs extra support in gaining skills to achieve their full potential. Middle Schools will be initiating the student selection process in March.