Our Focus

Del Rey’s school-wide focus is AVID.  AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  We are committed to providing a high-quality education that promotes success in school and prepares them for college and career.   AVID is not a program or a book that can be read but a philosophy shared by all staff member that all students can and will succeed at high levels each and every day.  Every teacher is an AVID trained teacher; every classroom is and AVID classroom; every student, TK – 6th grade, is an AVID student.  

The Four Components of AVID Are:

Student Success skill – encompassing communication skills (Listening, speaking, writing), self-advocacy skills, note-taking strategies, critical thinking and study skill

Organizational Skills – Both mental and physical; students learn to use organizational tools, as well as learn and practice skill around time management and goal-setting.

WICOR lessons – emphasize instruction on writing to learn, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and ready to learn in all content areas

Partnerships – Among students, classrooms, grade levels, schools, feeder patterns, families, and communities.

If you were to walk the classrooms of Del Rey you would see the teacher implementing the core components almost on a daily basis. Students who attend Del Rey can expect to leave the school with all the tools and skills to be successful in a global society.