Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) helps students develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to be successful in college, career and life. Teachers receive training and support to facilitate learning in inquiry-based, student-centric classrooms. Students learn skills in organization, communication, study habits and self-advocacy to take control of their learning. The WICOR structure (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading) has been proven to increase student engagement, rigor and understanding.
The AVID elective is a class at the high school and middle school that targets a specific group of students in the academic middle to receive additional academic, social and emotional support.
WAPS will implement AVID strategies and structures district-wide by the start of the 2025-26 school year. Implementing AVID district-wide will promote consistent and research-based instruction for all WAPS students in Grades EC-12. AVID aligns with the district’s commitment to implementing the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) strategies and structures.
Sources: AVID.org, Spokane Public Schools
|AVID District Director||Kristie O'Brien|
|AVID District Coordinator||Stacy Gobler|
|8th Grade AVID Elective||Amber Mlynczak and Stacy Gobler|
|8th Grade AVID Careers||Tommy Sawyer|
|7th Grade AVID Elective||Stacy Gobler|
|7th Grade AVID Study Skills||Stacy Gobler|
|6th Grade AVID||Stacy Gobler|
|Language Arts||Cassidy Wade|
|Social Studies||Cody Weadge and Tommy Sawyer|