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Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s),


We are very excited to inform you that your child has been selected as a possible candidate for the AVID Program at Silver Sands Middle School for the 2021 –2022 school year. AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is an academic program dedicated to helping students set and achieve goals by preparing them for college and careers eligibility and success. AVID places students in advanced courses and in the AVID Elective Class. Students are selected based on academic ability, college potential, desire, and determination. AVID students must have the willingness to:

  • excel in rigorous academic courses with support
  • want to learn about college and career options 
  • enjoy working with other students collaboratively 
  • show motivation, determination, and responsibility.  


We believe your child has the potential to excel in the AVID Program and would like to invite you and your child to our AVID Virtual Informational Meeting, on July 16th at 5:00 pm. At that time, we will provide you with a detailed overview of the AVID Program. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at  



Ms. Rachel Gambelunghe

AVID Coordinator/Teacher ​


Check out our AVID brochure below.


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