In 2018, Toquam was recognized as a “School of Distinction” by the Connecticut State Department of Education. This honor was achieved through our commitment to provide data-driven, small group instruction designed to meet the individual learning needs and styles of our students. That same year adopted our magnet AVID theme. AVID’s mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. By teaching and reinforcing academic behaviors and higher-level thinking at a young age, AVID Elementary teachers create a ripple effect in later grades.
Elementary students develop the academic habits they will need to be successful, beyond elementary school, in an age-appropriate and challenging way. Children learn about organization, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy. AVID Elementary students take structured notes and answer and ask high-level questions that go beyond routine answers.