A rigorous curriculum designed to support students on their path to college readiness, AVID is used in all McCloud Elementary School classrooms (grades 4-6) and continues as an elective through the high school. McCloud is the first elementary school in New Jersey to offer this innovative program. It teaches students Empowerment organizational tools, Cornell note taking skills and engagement in all levels of critical questioning and thinking in order to support students in reaching their full potential. AVID prepares all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
AVID stands for "Advancement Via Individual Determination." A college readiness system, it serves students in schools across the country. According to the AVID website, it's "more than a program - it's a philosophy: Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support and they will rise to the challenge"
Created for academically advanced students, the program emphasizes learning experiences that push the level of conceptualization and analysis of complex ideas and problems. Beginning in the 3rd grade, the Ivy Program provides sequentially more complex learning tasks and presentation skills. The goal is for Ivy students to qualify for the high school's Academies@Englewood program in the top 10% of Bergen County applicants. Admittance to and continuation in the Ivy Program requires the demonstration of expected skills and participation in program projects.
Nuevocriterios Para Grados 3 - 5
Academies @ Englewood
Learn all about the Academies @ Englewood program at Dwight Morrow High School on the Academies Admissions website.
Language Immersion - Spanish and Mandarin
Community-Based Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Community Based Instruction (CBI) is a research-based strategy that promotes functional acquisition of skills in natural settings, specifically for students with disabilities. The program in the Englewood Public Schools in offered at McCloud (grades 4-5-6), J.E. Dismus Middle School (grades 7-8) and Dwight Morrow High School (grades 9-12).