What is AVID?

Advancement Via IndividualDetermination

We are very excited that we are an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) elementary school.  Teachers have been trained on implementing the AVID program in grades K through 6.  AVID Elementary is a component of the college readiness system and supports the mission to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in society.  It is designed to teach students organizational tools and strategies to use in daily instruction across entire grade levels to impact school wide structures.  This is a great opportunity for our staff and students at Keller.     



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.

How does AVID work?

AVID  aligns a school campus with the most current research-based college and career readiness practices. At the elementary level, AVID instructional practices are used schoolwide. At the secondary level, AVID instructional practices are used schoolwide and the AVID Elective class is utilized to add an extra layer of support for college readiness if a student chooses to participate. AVID applications for all levels of the AVID Elective class can be found here! In addition, AVID training and resources help teachers improve student performance by embedding best teaching practices, encouraging self-advocacy, providing support, and building relationships that encourage student engagement. AVID is a leader in professional learning, training more than 25,000 educators each year. 

Visit www.avid.org for more information. Click here for a video. Click here for an informational PowerPoint.  

AVID website