On February 14, Atascocita Middle School (AMS) was named an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) National Demonstration School. This was the culminating celebration of an 18-month coaching and evaluation process. Atascocita is now considered a teaching and learning campus where people from all over the country will come to learn about AVID. AMS was commended for their student-led learning, leadership opportunities for both teachers and students, a campus culture built on relationships, and the many systems that were created to grow the AVID College Readiness System school-wide.
Atascocita Middle School administrators and teachers proudly displayed their newly earned banner at the Board of Trustees meeting. Pictured from left are: Karl Koehler, Principal; Steve Steinke, Assistant Principal/AVID Coordinator; Angela Conrad, Board President; Crystal Medina, AVID Elective Teacher; Keri Sullivan, AVID Elective Teacher; and Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, Superintendent of Schools.