Western Hills is an AVID School
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination is a system for building college readiness and student success. Being an AVID Elementary school means the following for Western Hills Magnet School students:
- The vision of "college bound" will begin in elementary school.
- Teachers will teach and utilize research based strategies that support high levels of student learning.
- All Western Hills students will be expected to demonstrate actions that create a school focused on learning.
- Students will be exposed to community partnership opportunities.
The first Friday of each month month is "College Day" at Western HIlls Magnet School. On this day, students, staff, and teachers wear the shirt (or colors) of their future college of choice. If your child does not already own a college shirt, they can be found for under $10.00 at area stores (Old Navy, Target, Walmart, K-Mart, etc).
Check out the bulletin board in our front hall labeled CAUGHT YOU "BEE"ING AN AVID STUDENT. We will recognize students on a weekly basis when they are observed using the college readiness system throughout the school day.