Vision, Mission & Objectives

OCPS District Vision

To ensure every student has a promising and successful future.

OCPS District Mission

With the support of families and the community, we create enriching and diverse pathways that lead our students to success.

OCPS District Objectives 

High Expectations for Student Learning

Avalon Middle School works to promote positive student outcomes in academics by placing an emphasis on strong academic rigor and ensuring for the instructional needs of all learners.

* Providing specialized courses to promote students learning in the areas of reading and mathematics for all students working below grade level.

* Use of data driven instruction in regards to course placement and student tracking throughout the year. Data includes FSA testing and i-Ready diagnostic reports.

* Implementation of balanced literacy strategies across the curriculum to reinforce literacy skills in vocabulary, comprehension and fluency.

Student Social and Emotional Well-Being

Developing our students’ social and emotional wellbeing along with our students’ academic skills is important to Avalon Middle School. We have several programs in place designed to help our students with their social / emotional skills.

*Providing a “safe place” support system for students who are struggling with family / friend issues, including our LBGTQ students.

*Providing school wide bullying and cyberbullying prevention lessons and kindness initiative throughout the school year.

*Offering the “Teen Safety Matters” program which educates and empowers teens with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of abuse, relationship abuse, sex trafficking, and digital dangers.

*Providing the Restorative Justice program which empowers students to resolve conflicts and builds empathy in order to reduce suspensions.

Dedicated and High-Quality Team

Avalon Middle School has a philosophy that all stakeholders are valued inclusive of students, teachers, parents, and community members. Through the use of shared decision making (i.e. leadership committees) the school works to promote a positive school climate that truly focuses on student outcomes in all areas. We work to provide teachers and staff members with the opportunities to become reflective practitioners and engage in collegial dialogue resulting in changes to our common practices to meet the needs of students.

Positive Climate and Safe Environment 

Avalon Middle School supports this goal in a number of ways. First, through the fair and consistent use of the district Code of Conduct our school works to ensure that all students are aware of their rights and responsibilities. Secondly, our school partners with organizations like SAFE, Student Government, BETA Club, and others to provide opportunities for students to work towards positive solutions. Finally, our school staff is keenly aware of the differences between middle and high school students and will promote positive teacher student relationships that will help foster a safe school campus.

Efficient Operations 

Avalon Middle School works to support this goal through efficient budgetary operations. Energy and water conservation as well as tracking consumption during non student hours are all being implemented. In addition, our open policy in which we share our school budgeting process with both parents and teachers ensures that we are putting the budget dollars where they matter the most…in front of our students.

Engaged and Invested Community

Avalon Middle School continually strives to communicate openly and frequently regarding any issues. Through the use of Connect Ed, PTSA, PLC, IB, SAC, newsletters, website and flyers we ensure effective communication between the school and a student’s home. Avalon also strongly encourages parental/community involvement in all areas on a regular basis. We truly value our parental and community family input.