Starting in the third grade, Rocky Mount scholars receive instructional content developed by AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). The AVID program helps schools foster a safe and open culture, high expectations for teachers and students, and collaboration in all classrooms.

AVID Works

AVID works and the numbers prove it. Decades of measuring site- and student-level outcomes, along with numerous third-party research and case studies, affirm that this program makes a difference in helping students become future-ready.

AVID Curriculum

The AVID curriculum was developed through a collaboration of thought leaders, middle and senior high school teachers, and college professors. Driven by the WICOR methodology (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading), these instructional strategies engage students to make challenging content accessible to all.

Supporting Student and Teacher Success

AVID provides teachers with professional learning benefits. At these training events, educators reevaluate their beliefs and expectations around student potential and learn and practice activities that transform classrooms and campuses. Trainings cover all core content areas and all grade levels in topics such as Culturally Relevant Teaching, Academic Language and Literacy, and Digital Teaching and Learning.