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What is AVID?

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The mission of AVID is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society. To learn more, please talk to your child’s teacher or navigate to

How does AVID work in Wilson School District?

ALL students in grades 4- 8 participate in a once a day AVID enrichment period during their advisory block. All teachers provide instruction in W.I.C.O.R. (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading) and use a resource known as AVID Weekly provided by the AVID Center. On the Primary School campus (grades PreK-3), AVID strategies are embedded in regular classroom instruction daily.

AVID Elective Class

The AVID elective is offered to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders motivated to engage in college and career readiness activities, study skills training, focused-note taking techniques, and W.I.C.O.R. (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading).The AVID elective is taught by two AVID Center trained teachers who are passionate about preparing your child for his or her future. Students in the AVID elective also meet twice a week with college aged tutors who help them work through a point of confusion in their regular classroom instruction. In the spring of each year, 5th graders have the opportunity to apply to participate in the AVID elective as a sixth grader the following year.


  • Students need to WANT to be in the AVID elective class.
  • Maintain proficiency (i.e., C or better) in all classes.
  • Students will need to agree to the AVID Student Agreement.

AVID Elective Teachers

Mr. Gonzalez

Students currently in 5th grade are welcome to apply for the AVID elective class by clicking here

Learn more about AVID

AVID Family Events

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Site Teams

Wilson Primary School

  • Site Team Lead: Linda Lopez
  • Principal: Maki Wojcicki
  • Assistant Principal: Theresa Franco
  • To be determined

Wilson Elementary School

  • Site Team Lead: Roberto Gonzalez
  • Principal: Dr. Oliver
  • MTSS Coordinator: Vanessa Mangini
  • To be determined

AVID Documents


Demetra Baxter-Oliver

Elementary School

Makiko Wojcicki

Primary School