What is AVID?
Advancement Via Individual Determination
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a global nonprofit organization that operates with one guiding principle: hold students accountable to the highest standards; provide academic and social support; and they will rise to the challenge. AVID’s kindergarten through higher education system brings research-based curriculum and strategies to students each day that develop critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas.
For more information about AVID visit AVID.org.
What is AVID Elementary?
AVID Elementary is a system of rigorous curriculum and strategic support so ALL students can be academically successful. AVID Elementary is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System and supports a vision to provide a comprehensive model of success for ALL students, from elementary through higher education.
Benefits of AVID Elementary Schoolwide include…
Schoolwide site goals and expectations for all grade levels
Collaboration across grade levels
Parent events and awareness programs to promote a college going culture
College readiness expectations and atmosphere schoolwide
AVID Elementary Sites
Palmcroft Elementary School
Jennette Arviso, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Pecan Grove Elementary
Nicole Wilhelmy, Principal
Dorothy Hall Elementary
Leeanne Lagunas, Principal
O C Johnson Elementary
Angela Logan, Principal
James Rolle Elementary School
Elizabeth Angulo, Principal
G. W. Carver Elementary
Matthew Buckley, Principal
Sofia Ramirez, Principal
C. W. McGraw Elementary
Adair Garcia, Principal
What to look for in an AVID Elementary Classroom…
Student EMPOWERMENT through daily use of binders, planners and goal-setting
All students using note-taking strategies
Teachers and students engaged in higher levels of questioning and thinking
Challenging lessons appropriate for each student
Using team building and collaboration to strengthen academic language
WICOR Lessons- Lesson that include Writing to Learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading to Learn