FAST-formerly known as AVID

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and challenges students to think critically and advance through perseverance to succeed. At McCombs Middle School, AVID is a school-wide approach to teaching and learning and also an elective class for students. School-wide, our teachers use collaborative strategies, organization tools, writing and reading skills and inquiry-based techniques to enhance a student’s learning.

The AVID elective class is for students who are interested and determined to succeed in college. In addition to the school-wide strategies, AVID elective students attend college field trips, participate in weekly tutorials, meet guest speakers and learn more skills to succeed in college.


AVID Counselor

Joy Erzinger

8th Grade Mathematics/8th AVID

Michelle Vrba

6th Grade Global Studies / 6th Grade Math / FAST

Tammy Nilsen