What is AVID Elementary?
In its 30-plus years, AVID has proven time and time again that, when given a system of rigorous curriculum and strategic support, students can be academically successful. AVID Elementary is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System and supports AVID’s mission and vision to provide a comprehensive model of success for all students, from elementary through higher education.
Based on the same learning foundation that underlies AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms, across entire grade levels, to impact school-wide structures.
AVID Elementary incorporates:
Student Success Skills – encompassing communication skills (e.g. listening, speaking, writing), self-advocacy skills, note-taking strategies, critical thinking, and study skills.
Organizational Skills – both mental and physical; students learn to use organizational tools, as well as learn and practice skills around time management and goal-setting.
WICOR Lessons – emphasize instruction on writing to learn, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading to learn in all content areas.
Partnerships – among students, classrooms, grade levels, schools, feeder patterns, families, and communities.
Dear Park Hill Elementary Parents/Guardians, We are so excited to be implementing AVID Elementary into our Park Hill culture. AVID is: Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society. AVID focuses on creating a culture for student success. Daily practices focusing on success skills, organization, and teaching strategies. The implementation resources, trainings, and philosophy are all grounded in the idea that the growth mindset can be taught to students, and it is through the growth mindset that AVID students succeed in following their dreams and fulfilling their aspirations. AVID Elementary Incorporates:
Student Success Skills – Encompassing communication skills (e.g. listening, speaking, writing), self-advocacy skills, note-taking strategies, critical thinking, and study skills. Organizational Skills – Both mental and physical; students learn to use organizational tools, as well as learn and practice skills around time management and goal-setting. Students bring their AVID folder/binder to and from school EVERY DAY to communicate their school day and practice the importance of this tool to success. WICOR Lessons – Emphasizing instruction in the classroom on Writing to learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to learn in all content areas. Partnerships – Among students, classrooms, grade levels, schools, families, and communities, we work together to give our students the tools to succeed! We are excited to begin this adventure during this school year and look forward to seeing the growth our students obtain from its practices. Our school wide site expectation is for students to bring their AVID folder/binder to and from school EVERY DAY. Our parent expectation is for you to provide them with a time and place in which they communicate their school day to you, reflecting on their learning and sharing their organizational tools. Our teachers will be sure to share more information with you as they delve deeper into strategies in order to enhance student achievement for all our children. You can also visit www.avid.org to learn more. GO BISON! GO AVID SCHOLARS!
Thank you for supporting our students!