Mountain View Elementary

AVID

We are proud to announce that Mountain View is now an AVID elementary school!  

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  AVID Elementary promotes student success by implementing specific skills that enable all students to be prepared and organized.  These skills are habits, behaviors, and strategies that students can learn, strengthen and maintain throughout their academic careers.  

AVID Elementary is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms, across entire grade levels, to impact school-wide structures. Like AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary Essentials focus on the four necessary areas to ensure that all students are poised for academic success: Instruction, Culture, Leadership, and Systems.

AVID Elementary ensures all students will:

  • Experience Writing to learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to learn skills (WICOR Lesson Framework)
  • Utilize organizational skills both inside and outside the classroom
  • Develop student success skills for lifelong learning
  • Successfully make the transition to middle school and courses of high rigor

AVID Elementary classrooms encourage:

  • Organizational tool accountability and responsibility
  • Use of agenda/planner to foster a “plan-ahead” mentality
  •  goal-setting skills
  • Time management skills
  • Note-taking strategies
  • Inquiry method
  • Collaborative learning
  • Effective reading strategies for comprehension
  • Building community with open communication

When preparing your child (grades 4th-6th) to be an AVID Elementary student, please note that the following organizational supplies will be required:

  • 2-inch White Binder with clear plastic cover
  • Clear, 3-ring Plastic Pencil Pouch
  • 8 Color Dividers with tabs and pockets
  • Highlighters: Pink and Yellow (one each)
  • Ball Point Pens: Black, Blue, Red, and Green (one each)
  • Post-it Notes
  • Spiral Notebooks (two each)
  • Sharpened Pencils with erasers (two each)
  • Hole-punched lined paper

Please see Ms. Taylor in the office if support is needed in purchasing supplies.