AVID recognizes National Demonstration Schools as exemplary models of the AVID College Readiness System. Bowie is one of 30 schools in Texas and 150 nationwide to earn this distinction. AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
What is AVID?
Avid adj.: enthusiastic; ardent; characterized by vigorous pursuit [ L avidus, eager for knowledge]
AVID is a college readiness system for grades six through twelve that empowers students to succeed in a rigorous academic curriculum.
The goal of AVID is to educate the whole student by unifying six important elements of education: students, curriculum, faculty, skills, parents, and community.
The AVID curriculum includes instruction in WICOR strategies, study skills, organizational skills, communication skills, writing, test-taking strategies, personal development, and team-building.