• AVID


    Pinellas County AVID Mission:

    Close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.


    Bay Point MS AVID Vision:

    Increase the opportunity for middle level students to enroll in advanced and honors classes.

    Provide students with the encouragement and support to excel in challenging courses.


    Bay Point MS AVID Goals:

    All AVID students pass at least one high school credit class while in middle school.

    All AVID students apply and be accepted to a high school magnet program.


    AVID at BPMS encourages students to raise their own standards of themselves through dedication to academics and citizenship. The AVID elective inspires student leaders through motivation. The AVID elective provides support and encouragement on an individual level that helps each student work towards their full potential.

    The AVID curriculum is a blend of reading and writing foundations, learning through inquiry and collaboration, and organizational strategies. Students are exposed to a variety of content regarding current events as well as college and career exploration.


    AVID Focus Areas:

    1. Character Development
    2. Communication
    3. Writing
    4. Inquiry
    5. Collaboration
    6. Organization
    7. Reading
    8. College Readiness


    AVID Tutorials:

    Students bring problems from other classes.

    Students work in groups with college student tutors asking questions to help each other work through their problems.

    Students complete pre- and post- work to identify problems and deepen their understanding of concepts.


    Past AVID Field Trips:

    University of South Florida (Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses)

    Florida State University

    Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University

    St. Petersburg Pier Aquarium

    USF Ropes Course

    Sun Life Stadium (Miami Dolphins Executive Presentation and Football Game)

    Museum of Science and Industry


    To Apply:

    Complete initial application 

    Submit application to AVID Coordinator at Bay Point Middle School



    Ms. Waiters