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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 schoolwide structures.


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. 

AVID Elementary Certification Process – Quality Assurance


To maintain AVID Elementary’s quality and ensure that the Essentials are being implemented at the highest standards, AVID Elementary schools undergo annual Certification. The Certification process is intended to enhance the work of AVID Elementary educators, by aligning their work to the Essentials, as well as state standards and accountability measures, and by collecting data to inform their instruction. To become Certified, an AVID Elementary school must have adopted a philosophy aligned with AVID’s mission and incorporated AVID strategies into daily expectations. 



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