Jackson Creek Elementary operates as a school-wide AVID school (K-5th grade). AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is grounded in a Growth Mindset, meaning that all children have strengths and can learn to build on those strengths.
AVID provides a framework of learning through a variety of strategies, referred to as WICOR.
WICOR stands for:
- Writing to learn
- Reading to learn
Through these strategies students will learn to navigate their academic world successfully today, as well as to prepare them for success in middle school and beyond. Every teacher will be trained in AVID.
Culturally Relevant Teaching
Another strand of AVID and also a core tenant of how we will operate at Jackson Creek Elementary is through Culturally Relevant Teaching (CRT). CRT ensures that teaches have the skills, attitudes and dispositions necessary to teach all students by building on their funds-of-knowledge, and utilizing home language and culture as sources of strength to create meaningful and engaging lessons and making curriculum relevant to students’ lives.
The Jackson Creek Way
There are 7 Principles that guide all we do at Jackson Creek Elementary. They include:
- A Growth Mindset—building on strengths, focus on positives
- Pathways to Purpose—finding your passion
- Ubuntu—I am because we are
- We own our mistakes—accepting responsibility for our actions.
- Attitude of Gratitude - Being thankful
- Service to others— service learning in and outside of school
- Start where you are, but don’t stay there
Relationships are at the heart of all that we do at Jackson Creek Elementary. We know that this is a critical component of teaching and learning. Therefore, the faculty and staff of JCE will work diligently to get to know our students and their families, to reach out to the JCE community and provide many opportunities for families and community to participate in at Jackson Creek. We welcome your thoughts and ideas as we work to create a vibrant and successful school community.