• Ira Murphy is in the process of implementing AVID in all of our grade levels!  AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, and is highly focused on embedding 5 key strategies into all content areas: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (otherwise known as WICOR).  Students will use strategies that grow in complexity over the course of their K-8 journey at Murphy.  Parents will notice a few things coming home that are consistent across the school: Focus Notes, AVID binders, and College Corners are easily visible when visiting.  

    For our students moving up to Peoria High School, they will also have early eligibility to continue as AVID scholars throughout high school.  AVID seeks to educate students on the opportunities that are available to them throughout their educational journey within Peoria Unified and beyond as they consider college.  While all students may not follow the path to college, we believe strongly that ALL students should be prepared for and capable of that choice.