AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. For more information, click the headline.
Students in all classes are learning to use strategies to help them become ready for their options after they graduate high school. Teachers are trained in WICOR strategies (Writing Inquiry Collaboration Organization and Reading) in order to support all students in their skill development. A student at NMS may use such strategies as an interactive notebook, parts of the focused note taking process, socratic seminars etc. in their classes to support their learning in all content areas.
Northwest became an AVID school in 2006 and has been recognized as a Site of Distinction.