Mission and Vision Statements
Preston Elementary School Mission
We look to maintain a warm and friendly learning environment with an integrated and balanced curriculum that allows students to:
- Develop their talents and abilities
- Enjoy positive self-esteem
- Understand and accept cultural diversity
- Learn appropriate social skills
- Acquire problem-solving skills
- Improve communication skills, in both written and oral forms
- Have academic and personal success
- Pursue academic excellence
Preston Elementary School Vision
Preston Elementary School will be a leader in providing a quality education that prepares all students for their future.
AVID Elementary is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System and supports AVID’s mission to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
Based on the same learning foundation that underlies AVID Secondary, AVID Elementary focuses on grades 3 through 5/6 with on-ramps for K–2 and is designed to be embedded into the daily instruction of all elementary classrooms across entire grade levels to maintain schoolwide structures.
AVID Elementary's implementation resources, training, and philosophy are all grounded in the idea that the growth mindset can be taught to students, and it is through the growth mindset that AVID students succeed in following their
dreams and fulfilling their aspirations.
AVID Elementary takes a systemic approach through the use of WICOR and an explicit focus on high expectations, rigor, and developing a college readiness culture.
AVID Elementary Certification Process – Quality Assurance
To maintain AVID Elementary’s quality and ensure that the Essentials are being implemented at the highest standards, AVID Elementary schools undergo annual Certification. The Certification process is intended to enhance the work of AVID Elementary educators, by aligning their work to the Essentials, as well as state standards and accountability measures, and by collecting data to inform their instruction. To become Certified, an AVID Elementary school must have adopted a philosophy aligned with AVID’s mission and incorporated AVID strategies into daily expectations.
PBISPBIS (POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SUPPORT)
Preston Elementary School uses PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) to monitor and support all students on campus.
Through the PBIS program, Staff Members continuously review and analyze the actions and behaviors of all students on campus to ensure a safe campus for all students.
During the instructional day, students are reminded of school-wide expectations and classroom norms to provide the best instructional setting during the instructional day.
PBIS provides restorative justice opportunities for students and decreases off-campus suspensions.
If you would like to learn more about the PBIS program at Preston Elementary School, please contact the Main Office.