Degrees and Certifications:
The AVID elective is tailored to promote growth in students with a desire to take more rigorous courses, work hard, and begin setting themselves up on a successful path to college.
Core Strategies and practices
Cornell Note taking and
binder organization / daily planner use (50% of grade)
tutorials (twice a week, led by college tutors) (40% of grade)
Academic activities (socratic circles, Philosophical chairs) and
Teambuilding exercises / class work (10% of grade)
Field trips / Events
7th and 8th grade will each take four field trips this year. A typical field trip includes a visit/tour of an accredited university (Trinity, UTSA, A&M San Antonio, Incarnate Word, Palo Alto, UT Austin), and a visit to a cultural location (Botanical Gardens, Witte Museum, Toyota Factory, First Gen Festival, San Antonio Missions, etc…)
About Mr. Espey
· Bachelor of Interdisciplinary studies from A&M San Antonio
· Master of Education in Educational Administration from Concordia University.
· Happily married for 11 years and 3 children!
· Teacher at Jackson for 7 years. 4 as the 8th grade math teacher, On my 3rd as Avid Coordinator.
Your child was selected for the AVID program because they have expressed a desire to maximize their academic potential. As their AVID teacher my goal is to provide the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses.
1st Period: 6th grade Bridges Implementation
2nd Period: 7th Grade AVID
3rd Period: 8th Grade AVID
4th Period: Conference
5th Period: Conference
6th Period: 8th Grade AVID
7th Period: 8th Grade AVID
8th Period: 7th Grade AVID