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Wilson's Path to AVID Success


  • In Existence since 1995

  • Has grown from 1 to 9 class section (2-3 per grade level)

  • Currently serves 190 students, approximately 10% of the school population

  • Expanding active site team members who have been trained at Summer Institute 

  • Strong administrative and district support

  • Utilize data for analysis and program improvement

  • First and only AVID National Demonstration site in Los Angeles Unified School District


Program Success and Highlights


AVID School-wide

  • AVID Mission is aligned with the school and IB mission/vision statement.

  • Leadership is represented at all important governing committees, including School Site Council.

  • AVID is a part of the Public School Choice Proposal, Professional Development Plan, Single Plan for Student Achievement, WASC commendations, etc.

  • Continuing professional development of WICOR strategies (Cornell Notes, Socratic Seminars, Philosophical Chairs, Costas Level of Questioning, etc.) to faculty since 2006.

  • AVID strategies are key components in the PSC 3.0 Classroom Observation Tool. Teachers are expected to incorporate these strategies into their daily lessons and IB Unit Planners.

  • Communication and collaboration with other local district AVID schools.

  • AVID Coordinator involved in the development of the matrix.


College-Going Culture

  • Collaborative events with the College Corner: Cash for College Super Saturday Financial Aid Workshop, Senior Parent Workshops, Personal Statement Workshops, and Deferred Action Workshop. All of these events were offered to the entire community.

  • Wilson was an AVID School-wide College Readiness Pilot school

  • 11th Annual San Diego Junior College Tour to visit several university campuses, such as SDSU, USD, etc.

  • 11th and 12th grade students accepted into internship positions (Gil Sedillo's Office and UCLA Riordan Scholars)

  • Strong AVID Club and presence on campus. AVID spirit is visible on campus through events such as AVID fest, spirit days, and school-wide college presentations.

  • Strong college-going culture on campus through A-G & college presentations, College Week activities, partnership with the College Corner and universities. Also, collaboration in our annual College Feria with other 300 people from our school and community in attendance.

  • AVID students applies and accepted to UC's, CSU's, privates, and out-of-State universities (Brown University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, USC, CSULB, UCLA, Georgetown, CSULA, Azusa Pacific University of San Diego, Loyola Marymount, Kalamazoo, NYU, Cornell University, etc.)

  • Multiple Dell Scholarship recipients & POSSE Scholars.

  • Our College Counselor was selected as the LA County AVID Counselor trainer.

  • Partnership with college and university programs, such as: TELACU, EAOP, Upward Bound, etc.



  • Over 75 schools have visited our campus through AVID Awareness and AVID Demonstration events through LACOE and LAUSD.

  • WHS AVID was one of the Top 25 AVID Demonstration School Blue Ribbon Finalists.  Wilson participated in the AVID Schoolwide Case Study to set the benchmark for quality AVID systems in the country.



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