• What is AVID?

    AVID Elementary is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System and supports AVID’s mission to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

    Based on the same learning foundation that underlies AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary focuses on grades 3 through 5/6 with on-ramps for K–2 and is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms across entire grade levels to maintain school wide structures.

    AVID Elementary takes a systemic approach through the use of WICOR and an explicit focus on high expectations, rigor,and developing a college readiness culture.


    Elementary classrooms encourage:

    • Organizational tool accountability and responsibility
    • Use of agenda/planner to foster a “plan ahead” mentality
    • Smart goal setting skills
    • Time management skills
    • Note taking strategies (STAR)
    • Inquiry Method
    • Collaborative Learning
    • Effective reading strategies for comprehension Building community with open communication

    At ATMSA AVID binders are used as an interactive learning tool. They are divided as follows:

    Agenda Book: Write down homework, life skill, and personal weekly goal
    RED- ELA notes, handouts and activities.
    BLUE- Math notes, handouts and activities.
    GREEN-Science notes, handouts, and activities.