Columbia Public Schools implemented the AVID College Readiness System in the 2013-2014 School Year. Our six middle schools and three comprehensive high schools have AVID elective courses and use the WICOR strategies in classrooms throughout their buildings.
Each AVID school has a group of instructional leaders that serve on the AVID Site Team. These teachers, counselors, and administrators work together to support the AVID College Readiness System in their building. These individuals meet monthly to support both the AVID Elective teachers and the use of WICOR strategies by their colleagues.
HOW TO APPLY
Students interested in applying to become an AVID Scholar should contact their current building's AVID Site Coordinator. 8th graders interested in applying to become an AVID Scholar in high school should contact the AVID Site Coordinator at that building. Contact information can be found under the Contact Us page of this website. The application process includes a written application and an interview. Final selections will be determined by the AVID Site Team in that building. The recruitment and application process typically begins in January for the upcoming school year. Acceptance as an AVID Scholar is building-specific, so if a student transfers to another building in the district, they MUST contact that building's AVID Site Coordinator about acceptance.