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AVID Elementary is a foundational component in closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society.  AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, teaches students important organization and study skills to prepare them for the expectations of secondary education and beyond. The 2014-2015 school year kicks off a multi-year implementation, with a strong focus in grades 4, 5, and 6.


AVID Elementary takes a systemic approach through the use of writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading, with an explicit focus on high expectations. AVID at the Elementary level is designed to be embedded throughout daily instruction.


Edgerton Elementary Goals





Elements include, planners, journals, binders, take home folders, calendars, time management and note-taking. 




Providing opportunities for students to work together with partners and small groups.




Elements include Levels of thinking, Inquiry Method, and One pagers.

Student Success Skills



Elements include classroom community building, goal setting, and study skills.

Scholarly Environment/Equity and Access

Elements include posted learning targets, college and career ready focus. 

Staff Training


Provided by AVID site team to support school wide implementation.