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All students at De Anza will be AVID students!  Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders will have a folder with a monthly calendar they are responsible for having signed each night.  3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will have binders to hold all of their school work along with a planner in which they will note homework and have parents sign daily as well.  We will be holding a couple De Anza AVID Parent Nights for you to learn more about how the program will better help prepare your child for college and career!  Please look for information on those nights throughout the year and come learn more.  
What is AVID Elementary?

In its 30-plus years, AVID has proven time and time again that, when given a system of rigorous curriculum and strategic support, students can be academically successful. AVID Elementary is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System and supports AVID’s mission and vision to provide a comprehensive model of success for all students, from elementary through higher education.

Based on the same learning foundation that underlies AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms, across entire grade levels, to impact school-wide structures.



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.