Bridger Middle School
The ISD implemented AVID for 6th grade students beginning in the 2018-19 school year. AVID is a learning system that provides students with real-world strategies to accelerate their performance so they can succeed in college and life.
We have done considerable research and visited other school districts that have seen academic gains thanks to the AVID approach. The ISD is excited to offer this to all 6th grade students, with plans to expand the program in the years ahead to additional grade levels.
An AVID school means more conversation, structured movement and student-centered activity. Students learn how to ask questions that go beyond memorization and encourage higher-level thinking.
Students use the Cornell note-taking process to create powerful study tools. They learn to recognize the most important parts of a lesson, create questions to guide their studying, and revisit and refine their notes to solidify learning. Students also learn soft skills, including public speaking, self-advocacy, time management and organization.
We are excited about the educational advantage we believe this program provides for all students.
18200 E M78 Highway
Independence, MO 64057
School Times: 7:10 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
It is our vision to celebrate individual efforts and achievements while encouraging students to accept responsibility for learning, decisions and actions. Bridger students, staff, and parents work together to ensure the success of each and every child that passes through our doors.
“We Are All Part of the Herd”