On Tuesday, March 7, A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School officially became the first Dallas ISD high school to be named an AVID National Demonstration School.
AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination – is a nonprofit organization that provides students with real-world strategies to accelerate their academic performance and succeed in college or in their careers. AVID is offered at more than 5,600 campuses across the country, but fewer than 3 percent of the participating schools earn the distinction of being a Demonstration School.
Tuesday’s celebration included a performance by the Zumwalt Middle School drum line and words from three students who have benefited from AVID at New Tech. Members of the AVID verification team also attended.
Thomas J. Rusk Middle School is currently the only other AVID National Demonstration School in Dallas ISD.