The AVID curriculum is driven by the WICOR method, which stands for Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading.
The AVID elective is offered at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School and Sun Prairie High School as an elective course, through an application and selection process. Students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, receive academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college attainable. AVID students will visit several colleges each year to explore the different types of campuses and develop a sense of what they want from their own college experiences.
In addition, AVID strategies are implemented throughout Cardinal Heights and Sun Prairie High School across all subjects, in an effort to support the academic aspirations of all Sun Prairie students.