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Mission, Vision, & Goals

OCPS District Vision

To be the top producer of successful students in the nation.

OCPS District Mission

 To lead our students to success with the support and involvement of families and the community.

OCPS District Goals

 

Intense Focus on Student Achievement​

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 Benchmark testing, DRP, and CPT.
  • Implementation of balanced literacy strategies across the curriculum to reinforce literacy skills in vocabulary, comprehension and fluency.

 

High-Performing and Dedicated 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.

Safe Learning 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.

Sustained Community Engagement 

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.