AVID Elective Teachers in Irving ISD (grades 6-12) utilize an online curriculum produced by the AVID Center. The online curriculum addresses specific standards at each grade level.
The curriculum is built around five academic skills: writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading. Additionally, the curriculum requires the use of technology in the AVID classroom and requires students to participate in leadership activities.
Guest speakers visit AVID classrooms to discuss their college and career experiences and their struggles to achieve their goals.
Students take field trips to college campuses each year and complete extensive research projects about the college of their choice and their career interests.