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    AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  Students at John P. Thomas Elementary who are 4th and 5th Grade participate in the AVID program.  Teachers implement AVID strategies throughout their instructional day.  AVID’s mission is to help close the achievement gap and strives to prepare all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

    AVID's implementation includes resources, trainings, and philosophies that are all grounded in the idea that the growth mindset can be taught to students.  It is through the growth mindset that AVID students can succeed in following their dreams and fulfilling their aspirations.

    AVID Elementary takes a systemic approach through the use of WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading) and an explicit focus on high expectations, rigor, and developing a college readiness culture.

    For more information about AVID, please visit https://www.avid.org