Choice and In-House Programs
Conniston Community Middle has a variety of Choice and in-house programs, including AVID, International Baccalaureate MYP, and Spanish Dual Language. Learn more about our programs, below.
AVID’s mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness in a global society. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a kindergarten through postsecondary college readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. Today, AVID is implemented across the globe. AVID Secondary affects the entire school system by transforming the instruction, systems, leadership, and culture. The core of AVID at the high school and middle school level is the AVID Elective class, where students who are enrolled in a school’s most rigorous classes, such as AP, AICE, IB, or Dual Enrollment, receive support. The AVID elective class is taught during the regular school day by a trained AVID teacher. The goal of AVID at the secondary level is to ensure college readiness for all AVID elective students and improved academic performance for all students based on increased opportunities. AVID Elective teachers provide academic training, manage tutorials, work with faculty and parents, and help students develop long-range academic and personal plans.
The International Baccalaureate® Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills appropriate to this stage of adolescence. The IBMYP offers a holistic approach that emphasizes critical thinking skills, global citizenship, and intercultural awareness, as well as traditional school subjects. The curriculum consists of eight subject groups explored through six global contexts: identities and relationships, orientations in space and time, personal and cultural identity, globalization and sustainability, fairness and development, and scientific and technical innovation.
Spanish Dual Language
The Spanish Dual Language program offers a continuation for students who have been in a Spanish Dual Language program at the elementary level or who have a high level of Spanish language proficiency. Highly motivated students are engaged in a challenging academic environment in which three of their core academic courses are taught in Spanish.