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.

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Avid Advocate December 2016 Newsletter

AVID Advocate March 2017 Newsletter

Ann Echelmeyer

7th Grade Science/7th AVID

E: ann.echelmeyer@dmschools.org

Joy Erzinger

AVID Counselor

E: joy.erzinger@dmschools.org

Michelle Vrba

Business & Technology/8th AVID

E: michelle.vrba@dmschools.org