Roosevelt is one of three elementary schools in the district that serves highly capable children. Roosevelt offers high capable instruction for second through fifth graders in three classrooms: a second/third-grade split, a third/fourth-grade split and fourth/fifth-grade split. Students interact with their highly capable peers in the classroom, and are included with their Roosevelt classmates for recess, lunch, art, creative movement and music.
After years of success at the secondary level, Advancement Via Individualized Determination—or AVID—was expanded to two elementary schools in 2013-14. Roosevelt added the program in 2014-15 and is now one of four district elementary schools to implement the program school wide. AVID gives all students at Roosevelt the tools to be critical thinkers and to carry those skills into secondary school, high school graduation and college.