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AVID

AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

The AVID acronym stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. This is a nationally-recognized educational approach that ensures all students are successful in rigorous curriculum. 

At FRMS, AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class based on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading. The three main components are:

  • Academic instruction
  • Tutorial/Collaborative study groups
  • Motivational activities and field trips

AVID equips our teachers with what they need to help students in the academic middle succeed on a path to college and career success. The foundation of our AVID work at Falcon Ridge Middle School is built on the STAR. Be a STAR - Use the CORNELL note taking strategy.

  • S = Set up the format.
  • T = Take text or lecture notes.
  • A = After class, revise your notes.
  • R = Review and study your notes.

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AVID Application Process

AVID is an everyday elective course here at Falcon that takes the place of Communications and one other elective class. An application needs to be submitted and students will be contacted about their interview.

Coordinator & 8th Grade AVID Teacher

Debra Paino

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Falcon Ridge Middle School
Title(s)
English Teacher

Contact Information

School Email
(Primary)
School Phone
651-683-6969 x85305
Title:
8th grade AVID
8th grade Communications
8th grade Communications Electives

Voice Mail:  651-683-6969

7th Grade AVID Teacher

Amy Cress

Amy Cress

Falcon Ridge Middle School
Location(s)
Falcon Ridge Middle School

Contact Information

 
School Email
School Phone
952-431-8760
 
Title:
7th grade AVID
7th grade Communications

Voice Mail:  651-683-6969

YOUR PASSION. OUR FUEL.

Teachers are inherently passionate about education. AVID helps teachers shift from delivering content to facilitating learning, resulting in an inquiry-based, student-centric classroom. These elements are at the core of our approach to closing the opportunity gap.

OUR APPROACH