The AVID ( Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program is being taught in Solomon Elementary School to teach our students skills for academic success. Students need to learn organizational skills before they progress on to other schools in our complex and other states that implement AVID. The goal is that it will help our students become college and career ready.
Student Success Skills – encompassing communication skills (e.g. listening, speaking, writing), self-advocacy skills, note-taking strategies, critical thinking, and study skills.
Organizational Skills – both mental and physical; students learn to use organizational tools, as well as learn and practice skills around time management and goal-setting.
WICOR Lessons – emphasize instruction on writing to learn, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading to learn in all content areas.
Partnerships – among students, classrooms, grade levels, schools, feeder patterns, families, and communities.
Solomon's AVID program promotes college and career readiness and awareness through annual career fairs. Lower grade students (Gr. PK-2) rotate through static displays of various careers (ex. Fire, Police, Nurse, Hawaiian Electric Company, etc.) with their classes. Upper grade students (Gr. 3-5) select from a variety of careers (ex. Artist, Doctor, Interior designer, Vet, Cyber Security Professional, Chef, etc.) and rotate through sessions during their Career Fair. Students listen to short presentations and ask questions in order to learn more about what each professional does and the educational requirements for that career.
College Shirt Fridays
Faculty and Staff participate in weekly college shirt Fridays in which they wear shirts from the college or university they support or are alumni of. Students are also encouraged to participate!
Leilehua Complex Partners
AVID schools in the Leilehua Complex include: Leilehua High School, Wahiawa Middle, Wheeler Middle, Wheeler Elementary, and Solomon Elementary.
These complex schools get together throughout the year to participate in various community service projects.
Beach Clean Up - Kokua Hawaii 12-16-17
Community Service Event
Wahiawa Middle School
Students gathered at Wahiawa Middle School to create holiday greeting cards for patients at the Wahiawa General Hospital Long Term Care Center. Solomon students also networked and met with other students from the other six participating schools.
March 7, 2015
Leilehua High School
Solomon students who participated in the Leadership Conference attended a variety of workshops on topics including: Leadership, Humility, and Service, presentation skills, bullying, transition to middle school, interest surveys, public speaking, and note taking. They also had the opportunity to participate in a mini college and career fair and participated in an Olympic-style team-building activity with students and advisors from other complex schools.