“AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.”
AVID at Monroe
By teaching and reinforcing academic behaviors and higher-level thinking at a young age, AVID Elementary teachers create a ripple effect in later grades. Elementary students in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade, develop the academic habits they will need to be successful in middle school, high school, and college, in an age-appropriate and challenging way. Children learn about organization, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy. AVID Elementary students take structured notes and answer and ask high-level questions that go beyond routine answers.
The strong college-going culture on an AVID Elementary campus encourages students to think about their college and career plans. Schools cover their walls with college pennants and banners, and educators speak about their college experiences. College and careers are no longer foreign concepts, and teachers provide the academic foundation students need to be on a path for college and career success. AVID Elementary closes the opportunity gap before it begins.
Our nation’s schools are full of students who possess a desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard, but many of them do not truly have the opportunity to be college-ready. These are often the students who will be the first in their families to attend college and are from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. AVID Secondary equips teachers and schools with what they need to help these students succeed on a path to college and career success.
To address this need, AVID has developed the AVID Elective course. For one period a day, students in 7th and 8th grade, receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses. Our AVID Elective is Mrs. Cervantes.
As an AVID school, we work hard to promote college and career readiness with our students. One way this is accomplished is through our yearly College Awareness Month. During this month, each class represents a different college and prepares information and a chant to present to the student body during an assembly. This year, students excitedly welcomed the UOP tiger at our assembly. Everyone had fun learning about the different colleges.
This year we also conducted an AVID one pager contest. Students were asked to draw and write about what they would like to be when they are older, or they could choose to research a college of their choice. We displayed the winning entries on a bulletin board in our main breezeway. Congratulations to: