Alturas Elementary School is an AVID Elementary Site. AVID is ADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION. It is a methodology that promotes "best teaching"practices to develop consistency in thinking, processing, and delivering information by both students and teachers. AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing ALL students for college readiness and success in a global society. At AES, all students in each grade level receive AVID instructional strategies. These instructional strategies are referred to as WICOR strategies, (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading).
Look for upcoming family nights and school events that will share expectations per grade level of students and more about AVID in general.
At Alturas Elementary School we want to encourage Growth Mindset in our students. Growth mindset is a scientific theory that suggests that one's intelligence can be grown or developed with persistence and hard work. What it boils down to is that we encourage our students to make mistakes and learn from them. We promote students to keep trying when the work seems too challenging, thus creating an "I can do this" attitude. You may hear a teacher praising a student for their effort, patience, and practice instead of how smart they are. We say that failing is just another word for growing and learning.