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. (No additional Classrooms needed for Specific AVID Classes because emphasis is schoolwide)
AVID Elementary takes a systemic approach through the use of WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading) and an explicit focus on high expectations, rigor, and developing a college readiness culture. (No Excuses University Philosophy)
AVID Elementary Essentials focus on the four necessary areas to ensure that all students are poised for academic success: Instruction, Culture, Leadership, and Systems. (College/Career Readiness)
AVID Elementary Beginnings Addresses the beginning years of education when students are emerging as learners. Students are learning to read, learning to write and learning to learn.
AE Beginnings classrooms are designed to promote learning to WICOR (Writing Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading), or L-WICOR, throughout the academic day.
AVID Elementary Foundations Addresses the foundational years of education when students are becoming independent learners. Students are reading to learn, writing to learn and learning to reflect on their own learning. AE Foundations classrooms are designed to promote WICOR throughout the academic day.
AVID Elementary Bridges Addresses the transitional years of education when students are becoming independent thinkers. Students are thinking about thinking and learning about their own learning. AE Bridges classrooms are designed to promote WICOR throughout the academic day.
Essential One: Instruction
Writing to learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading to Learn (WICOR) as well as Learning to Write, Learning to Inquire, Learning to Collaborate, Learning to Organize and Learning to Read (L-WICOR) are the foundation for instruction in AVID Elementary classrooms.
Essential Two: Culture
AVID Elementary sites incorporate rigorous, relevant, differentiated opportunities for all students in an environment that promotes college readiness.
Essential Three: Leadership
AVID Elementary Leaders support, guide and facilitate AVID Elementary implementation for all students.
Essential Four: Systems
AVID Elementary sites align their systems by utilizing the Pillars of Excellence (accountability, articulation, assessment and calibration) to ensure the quality of AVID Elementary implementation.