At Kraxberger’s core: the AVID college readiness system
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It has school-wide components that benefit each student, but it also targets a particular group of students who face barriers to college, and provides them with added supports Here is a video about the program: http://bcove.me/585oiwmw
This research-based, national program is built on a foundation called WICOR that is used school-wide:
The AVID Elective
The AVID Elective targets students in the academic middle –B, C, and even D students – with the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and come from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential.
AVID places these students on the college track, requiring them to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as Honors and Advanced Placement®. To support them in the rigorous coursework, AVID students learn organizational and study skills, develop critical thinking, learn to ask probing questions, receive academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities to make their college dreams reality.