We are proud to be working on our AVID Elementary Certification at MESD. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a national elementary through post-secondary program designed to support the student success skills necessary for college and career readiness and to increase school-wide learning and academic achievement.
The mission of AVID is to "close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society."
A hallmark of the AVID program is WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organizantion, Reading). Students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking, learn to ask probing questions, and collaborate with peers.
At Manzanita, we also provide opportunities for students to visit college campuses several times to explore different types of college environments and to begin to develop a sense of what type of college experience they envision for themselves.
For more information, please visit the AVID website at www.avid.org OR talk with you child's teacher.