​Praire Hills Elementary is proud to call itself and AVID Elementary school.  In its 30-plus years, AVID has proven time and time again that, when given a system of rigorous curriculum and strategic support, students can be academically successful. AVID Elementary is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System and supports AVID’s mission and vision to provide a comprehensive model of success for all students, from elementary through higher education.​

PHE students in grades 3-5 participate in the AVID program.  This program provides instruction and support in study skills and organization.  In addition, PHE teachers in grades 3-5 develop and deliver rigerous and engaging lessons meant to help students prepare for success in middle school and beyond.
Students who leave PHE to attend Timberview Middle School have an opportunity to continue in the AVID program at the middle school level through an application and reccommendation process.  

AVID Components at PHE

Planner/Agenda - Your student will use their planner/agenda every day to record assignments and information about their day.  This planner/agenda will also serve as a communication tool between home and school.  It is very important that your student has their planner/agenda at school with them every day, and that parents take a moment to review the planner/agenda with students each night.  ​

Binder - Students will need a sturdy three ring binder.  This binder will be the nerve center of your students 5th grade year.  They will keep their planner/agenda, class notes, and assignments in this binder, as well as use it to bring home important papers and graded assignments.  Please help your student stay on track this year by going through their binder with them at least once a week.