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. AVID stands for, Advancement Via Individual Determination.
Based on the same learning foundation that underlies AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary focuses on grades K through 6 and is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms across entire grade levels to maintain school wide structures and organization.
AVID Elementary's 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 takes a systemic approach through the use of WICOR and an explicit focus on high expectations, rigor, and developing a college readiness culture.