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AVID Mission    

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID ) - mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

AVID Overview

AVID Elementary is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms across entire grade levels to maintain school-wide structures.

AVID Elementary's implementation resources, professional development, 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.

Components of AVID Elementary  

  • Student Success Skills – encompassing communication skills (e.g. listening, speaking, writing), self-advocacy skills, and study skills.

  • Organizational Skills – both mental and physical; students are given organizational tools, as well as time management, goal-setting, and note-taking strategies.

  • WICOR Lessons and L-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.

Centerville’s plan for this year is to strengthen the use of  WICOR strategies in the classroom to increase rigor and student agency throughout the 22-23 school year. 

Action #1: Continue to develop student organizational skills at all grade levels and increase student ownership.

Action #2: Continue to add rigor in the classroom by developing the inquiry process through high-level questioning, critical thinking, and collaboration.

What is AVID for Elementary?

AVID Elementary consists of teaching and reinforcing academic behaviors and higher-level thinking at a young age. Elementary students develop the academic habits they will need to be successful in middle school, high school, and college, in an age-appropriate and challenging way. In AVID Elementary Children learn about organization, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy.