James Coble Middle School remains as one of the top schools in the country for fostering a college-readiness culture.
The campus received a revalidation of its Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) National Demonstration School distinction on Nov. 9.
AVID is a college-readiness system for grades 5-12 designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges or universities.
The program provides educators with proven, real-world strategies to accelerate the performance of underrepresented students so that these students and all students schoolwide succeed in college, career and life.
AVID is implemented in more than 6,200 schools. Approximately 160 of them are named as an AVID National Demonstration School. Campuses are selected through a rigorous validation process that includes site visits, screenings and reviews.
“Being a demonstration school means we have a system in place to help students be successful at Coble and beyond,” said Principal Winston Gipson. “I am so proud of the students and staff who put in the work to make Coble Middle School an AVID demonstration school.”
Coble Middle School first received its AVID designation in 2014. Demonstration schools are revalidated every three years to ensure high levels of implementation.