At BGE ALL fifth and fourth grade students are part of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination).  AVID promotes success for all students and college readiness.  The four essentials of AVID Elementary are:  Instruction, Culture, Leadership, and Systems.   At the elementary level,  AVID is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms. Currently, all AVID fifth and fourth grade classrooms are designed to promote WICOR (Writing to learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading to Learen) throughout the academic day.  Also, all fourth and fifth graders are required to use on a daily basis a binder and an agenda as organizational tools.  "The goal of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing students for college readiness and success in a global society!"-AVID Center