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Stewart Middle SchoolPrincipal Kim Messersmith


AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students

 for college readiness and success in a global society. 

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Advancement Via Individual Determination 
 Stewart is a School Wide AVID program AVID is a college readiness system that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. AVID accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.

Stewart staff and students focus on the 11 essentials
​1.  Student Selection (students in the academic middle)
2.  Voluntary Participation (staff and students)
3.  Implementation (AVID all year long)
4.  Enrolled in Rigorous Courses (AP, Honors, Credit)
5.  Strong Literacy Program (Reading & Writing)
6.  Inquiry Based Classrooms (Critical Thinking)
7.  Collaboration (Working with Others)
8.  Tutors (College and Community Tutors)
9.  Data Analysis (Monitoring Progress)
10. District Support (Resources, Costs, Sustainability)
11. Site Team ( Staff Collaboration)
Learn More About AVID
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High School & College Ready


GPA =#1 Factor for College Acceptance
At Stewart, students learn how to track their grades and figure out their GPA. 

The Tool Below Can Help
Calculate Your GPA

 8th Grade AVID Students Visits CWU
 College and Career Week Sponsored By AVID
 ​ 7th Grade AVID at PLU

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                  (253) 571-4200