WELCOME TO MATHER AVID!
Advancement Via Individual Determination - AVID is an internationally certified program. AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society. The AVID Elective class prepares students through WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, & reading), time management, tutorials, Socratic seminars, academic goal-setting & motivation. Students in the AVID Elective receive support with SAT prep, college applications, financial aid, service learning, and tutoring. Team building activities, college visits, and guest speakers round out the AVID experience.
Mather AVID students are...
College Ready – 100% of Mather AVID students are accepted to college
Successful – Mather AVID juniors score on average +80 points on the SAT
Confident – 95% of Mather AVID students take at least 1 AP class
Paid – Many Mather AVID students have scholarships for college
Connected – Mather AVID students make friends and most are involved in a sport or club
“AVID did not just make me a better student, but a better person.” – Farhan Zaman, AVID ℅ 2022
Illinois State University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Lake Forest College
Northeastern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University
North Park University
Illinois Institute of Technology
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Please contact us if you are interested in chaperoning one of our trips!
AVID ELECTIVE TEACHERS:
Freshmen & Sophomores
Juniors & Seniors
email: [email protected]
For general information about the AVID program, click here: http://www.avid.org/secondary.ashx
For information about AVID impact in Illinois, click here: Illinois Snapshot