• The AVID elective is a class that meets five hours per week within the regular school day. The class is composed of several different elements, making students more successful in all their classes. The week is divided into curriculum days, tutorial days, and motivational activity days. The two days devoted to curriculum focus on the WICOR methodologies of AVID: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organzation and Reading. Aside from WICOR, the curricular days also develop students’ note-taking and study skills, while also teaching time management and goal setting. Mini lessons provide additional support for English, math, science, and social studies classes. Students participate in twice weekly tutorials with college students wherein tutors provide content area support in math, English, social studies and science. Motivational activity days include college and career activities, guest speakers from area colleges and local professionals, and field trips to local colleges and universities.