CONNISTON EARNS AVID DISTINCTION

March 2019

Conniston Middle is the first in the School District of Palm Beach County to be awarded the title of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) National Demonstration School. AVID is a kindergarten through a post-secondary system that has turned thousands of students, some might consider unlikely to attend college, into confident, college-going scholars and graduates.

The school is the first in South East Florida to become an AVID National Demonstration School and has earned this esteemed title through an application process, coaching, and an extensive review which included a site visit from National AVID Staff.

AVID is in place in more than 6,000 schools in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and 16 countries/territories. The program impacts more than 2,000,000 students in grades K-12 and in 41 postsecondary institutions.

“Schools chosen as demonstration sites have proven their ability to successfully implement the AVID academic elective course and take the strategies schoolwide to impact all students,” says AVID CEO Sandy Husk. “They serve as a model for other schools to learn from in their quest to put AVID in place in the most beneficial way for students to learn.”

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as a Demonstration school. We are so proud of our AVID System and our school as a whole. Our amazing faculty and student body have worked together as a family and made this dream come true,” Mrs. Dominque, Conniston Middle School AVID Coordinator. 

Conniston Middle School has trained a majority of their teachers on how to use AVID strategies in their specific content areas and continues to see a more engaged and college-ready student body.


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