What is AVID?
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts more than 1.2 million students in 44 states and 16 other countries/territories.
AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
- Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
- Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
- Creates a positive peer group for students
- Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination
AVID Elementary Vision
Establishing an enriching, motivating environment in which all student develop a growth mindset toward learning.
AVID Elementary Purpose
Provide all students with fundamental skills to promote academic success, self-efficacy and self-advocacy as they begin their educational journey.
AVID Elementary Objectives
- Experience WICOR Lesson
- Develop student success skills, partnerships, and college-going mentality in all students.
- Provide tools for all students to effectively navigate the culture of school systems and academic transitions throughout their education careers
- Strengthen transitions across entire feeder patterns
- Develop a common language of articulation, calibration, assessment and accountability to promote equity and access for all students within the AVID College Readiness System
WICOR in the AVID Elementary Classroom
Writing to Learn (W)
- Reflection Tools (including journals, learning logs, summary reflections, and content connections)
- Steps of the Writing Process
- Levels of Questions/Answers
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Socratic Method Activities
- Cross-Curricular Connections
- Purposeful Group Projects
- Study Buddies
- Focus Groups
- Organizational Tools
- STAR Strategy (including 2-column, 3-column, and Cornell Notes)
Reading to Learn (R)
- Effective Reading Methods
- Learning Logs
- Graphic Organizers
Each student from Transitional Kindergarten through 6th grade will receive an/a Academic Planner, Homework Folder, and pencil box to assist with organization of assignments and supplies throughout the academic school year.
With the developmental level of grades 4th through 6th will receive notebook binders with pencil pouches.