AVID Program

AVID Program
Posted on 07/17/2019

Watson B. Duncan Middle School and

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

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We are pleased to announce that we are becoming an AVID school. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. This closely aligns to the mission of Watson B. Duncan and the School District of Palm Beach County.  “We are committed to providing a world-class education with excellence and equity to empower each student to reach his or her highest potential with the most effective staff to foster the knowledge, skills, and ethics required for responsible citizenship and productive careers.”

 We know with the added incorporation of AVID strategies, our students will be better prepared for high school and beyond.

 AVID incorporates strategies using Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading (WICOR). 

 AVID will be the foundation for us to continue to provide high quality standards-based instruction as we prepare our students for success. 

 One of the central components that we will use to kick off the implementation of WICOR will be Organization. 

 The school supplies necessary for all students will include the following:

        • 3-inch  Binder for all students
        • Seven dividers 
        • In binder pencil pouch (three-hole punch)
        • School wide Agenda for all students (This will be available for purchase for $5.00 at the school at schedule pick up)

 *Individual teachers may add needed supplies for their particular classrooms. However, the above list is required for ALL students.

 Thank you for your cooperation and please contact us if you have any questions.