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 goalRED- ELA notes, handouts and activities.
BLUE- Math notes, handouts and activities.GREEN-Science notes, handouts, and activities.