AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID Elementary

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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.

Learn more about AVID ELEMENTARY.