AVID Elementary at Lehi
Advancement Via Individual Determination
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a program that strives to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. A team of Lehi Teachers and Staff members attended the AVID Summer Institute in Sacramento this past summer to learn the guiding principles of instruction, culture, leadership, and systems in order to bring AVID to the students at Lehi. This year our students will learn organizational skills as well as reading and writing strategies to become more successful. Each classroom is “adopting” a college or university to promote the idea of all students going to college.
AVID Elementary incorporates:
Student Success Skills – encompassing communication skills (e.g. listening, speaking, writing), self-advocacy skills, note-taking strategies, critical thinking, and study skills.
Organizational Skills – both mental and physical; students learn to use organizational tools, as well as learn and practice skills around time management and goal-setting.
WICOR Lessons – emphasize instruction on writing to learn, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading to learn in all content areas.
Partnerships – among students, classrooms, grade levels, schools, feeder patterns, families, and communities.
Part of being an AVID scholar at Lehi requires certain learning behaviors and skills. In all of our classrooms teachers use S.T.A.R. as a way to get students ready to learn.