Seminole County Public Schools district mission aligns with AVID’s mission to reach all learners and prepare them for a global society through college readiness.

Idyllwilde, Midway, and Wicklow Elementary began implementation in 4th and 5th grades for the school year of 2014-2015.   Student success skills are promoted through the use of WICOR strategies to engage ALL learners in daily instruction.  WICOR is an acronym for Writing to learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to learn.  AVID Elementary is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System and is structured around the four essentials: Instruction, Culture, Leadership and Systems.

AVID Elementary’s Four Essentials

Essential One: Instruction
WICOR strategies set the framework for AVID Elementary instruction.

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Essential Two: Culture
AVID Elementary sites incorporate a culture of rigorous, relevant, differentiated opportunities for all students in an environment that promotes college readiness. 

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Essential Three: Leadership
AVID Elementary leadership supports, guides, and facilitates AVID Elementary implementation. 

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Essential Four: Systems
AVID Elementary sites align their systems through the use of accountability, articulation, assessment, and calibration to ensure the fidelity of AVID Elementary implementation across grades. 

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avid logoFor More Information please visit AVID’s website.

For more information about AVID Elementary in SCPS please contact our Elementary Liaisons/DDEs:

Mabelise Gilles