March 18, 2005
Marshall Middle School was selected recently as a national demonstration school for the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) college preparatory system.
The elite demonstration schools were selected from more than 1,900 sites in 30 states and 15 foreign countries where the rigorous AVID system is used.
AVID schools offer a regularly scheduled elective that stresses writing, inquiry and collaboration. Students enroll in college preparatory classes and receive tutoring from college students. Teachers are trained to make college preparatory material accessible to all students.
Most AVID graduates enroll in college and remain enrolled two years later.