HMS Receives Top National Recognition
Posted on 04/27/2020


Heritage Middle School (HMS) has been selected as a National Demonstration School by AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a  nonprofit organization that provides educators with proven, real-world strategies to accelerate the performance of underrepresented students so that these students and all students across the entire campus succeed in college, career, and life.

“It is a tremendous honor to be selected as a Demo School by AVID, and we are proud of our AVID program and our school as a whole,” said HMS Principal Dr. Whitfield. “The use of AVID strategies schoolwide has positively impacted students and staff, and we continue to see a more engaged and college-ready student body.”

HMS joins approximately 200 other AVID National Demonstration Schools and was selected through an application process, screening, campus site visit and review. AVID is implemented in more than 7,000+ schools in 47 states across the U.S., impacting millions of students annually in kindergarten through twelfth-grade and postsecondary institutions.

AVID Chief Executive Officer Sandy Husk, PhD, notes the significance of attaining Demonstration site recognition. “Schools recognized as National Demonstration Sites have proven their ability to successfully implement the AVID Elective course and take the strategies schoolwide to impact all students,” says Dr. Husk. “Heritage Middle School was selected as an AVID National Demonstration School because it has implemented the AVID System throughout the school and can serve as a model for new AVID sites.”