At the elementary level, AVID focuses on student success skills, organizational skills, WICOR lessons, and partnerships. Palmyra utilizes AVID in grades 3 - 6 and will be extended by a grade level per year.
AVID organizational skills are centered around the AVID binder. Students are taught to keep all papers in the AVID binder, behind the appropriate tab, so that they do not lose papers or have to search through their backpacks for them. Students also use an agenda to record assignments and due dates. Students write all assignments in their agendas at the end of the day and highlight any assignments they have already completed.
Partnerships in AVID elementary focus on classes and families. Classes have grade-level buddies with whom they do activities to teach the younger students the AVID strategies and to build relationships between students. For example, Ms. Campbell's 5th and 6th grade GATE class partnered with Mrs. Rowe's 2nd and 3rd grade class to teach 3 column notes.