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2024-2025 AVID High School Application

This is the AVID application, to let us know more about you and why you're interested in AVID.  Once we receive your application, we will be in contact;  please check your school email.  Thank you for your time in completing it.  We look forward to meeting you!

24-25 HS AVID Application/Interest Form

What is A.V.I.D.

What is AVID?  (The acronym AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.)

AVID is an elective class at Wilcox (and SCHS and MacDonald HS), offered for each of a student’s four years in high school.  The AVID program, in 47 states and even in some international schools, is designed to help students be college and career-ready, and to help them navigate the college-application process.  AVID’s mission is to “close the opportunity gap” for students (  Wilcox has been an AVID-certified school since 1993.

We are ready to work, with students that choose the course and are willing to make the extra individual effort to be successful in rigorous courses and academic pursuits.  Please note:  This class requires an application from each student.

That application is online and can be found here:

Some things we do in our AVID classes include:

WICOR strategies- writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, reading/rigor

Group work

Research projects

Field trips

Math tutorials (twice weekly)

Cornell notes


College applications


Scholarship applications

A.V.ID. Department Mission Statement

AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. 

Why you should consider A.V.I.D.

We value the AVID College Readiness System at Wilcox High School because we believe AVID strategies are effective in ensuring that students have support for and access to challenging curriculum in order to prepare them for college and for careers.

Honors and AP Information

Registration Information

When the registration period is open, typically in February or March, you can register for Honors and Advanced Placement courses. If you are considering an Honors or Advanced Placement course for the upcoming year, we suggest that you speak your AVID teacher or with the teacher you currently have in that department. You can also reach out to teacher that currently teaches the course you are interested in or your counselor.  


Contact Us

Department Chair

Amy Peoples

Department Members

Velia Gandara
Tomas Montes
To find contact information for our staff, please check our staff directory.