o Observing an AVID class (can be a tutorial day OR a curriculum day)
o Observing a content area class (should be using AVID strategies)
o A tour of the school
o A student panel
o A site team panel
o A presentation about the school
Wednesday's showcase included educators from Austin ISD and Rockdale ISD. Many guests took notes and commented about parts of the program that impressed them.
Decker Middle School is an AVID Demonstration School, meaning it is an exemplary model of the AVID College Readiness System. Demonstration Schools undergo a rigorous validation process and are required to be revalidated every few years to ensure high levels of implementation, with quality and fidelity to AVID strategies schoolwide.