February 13, 2020
On Tuesday, February 4th, Walton Middle School eighth grade AVID students, under the direction of Mr. Dennie Smith and Mrs. Gaby Brown, visited Walton High School to learn more about its AVID program. AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness program that teaches students the self-monitoring and personal accountability skills essential for success in college and beyond. While at WHS, eighth grade AVID students rotated through three sessions: an admin session, an AVID tutorial, and an AVID panel. The eighth graders had the opportunity to learn about WHS' AVID philosophy from not only administrators and teachers but also students in the program, even watching them actively participate in an AVID tutorial, a foundation of the program. WMS graciously thanks WHS for this opportunity, which expanded students' horizons about their educational futures.