AVID STEM Math and Science Summer Bridge Program
The AVID STEM Science & Math Summer Bridge Programs are designed to strengthen students’ math and science skills and to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in Algebra 1 by the 8th grade.
These summer bridge programs provide opportunities for students to explore math and science in high-engagement environments that are challenging, yet enjoyable for students. Each program teaches rigorous content using WICOR strategies such as Cornell notes, interactive notebooks, writing and vocabulary activities, and team building to engage students in STEM opportunities. The engaging, interactive lessons and collaborative activities also incorporate strategies that provide support for English Language Learners.
Take a closer look at the four summer bridge programs we offer. For more information on bringing one or all the AVID STEM Science & Math Summer Bridge Programs to your district, please contact [email protected].
Math Bridge Programs
Math for 7th Grade:
The Math for 7th Grade program can be used to accelerate students from on-level 6th grade math to advanced 7th grade math or as an enrichment program prior to or after 7th grade math. The content focus areas include rational number operations and concepts, algebraic expressions and equations, proportionality, and measurement. The results of an end-of-bridge exam provided by the school district, state exam scores, and previous course grade averages can be used to determine placement in 7th grade math.
The Algebra Readiness program strengthens students' understanding of fundamental math and algebraic concepts to provide a solid foundation for success in Algebra 1. It can be used to accelerate students from on-level 7th grade math to 8th grade Algebra 1, additional instruction prior to 9th grade Algebra 1, or as an enrichment program prior to or after 8th grade math. The content focus areas include algebraic equations, linear equations, transformations, multiple representation of functions, geometric figures, and graphical analysis. The results of an end-of-bridge exam provided by the school district, state exam scores and previous course grade averages can be used to determine placement in the subsequent math course.
Middle School Science
The Mission Possible science program engages students in hands on science to develop critical thinking and scientific problem solving skills, and to make science fun! It is designed for students in the 7th to 8th grade transition, but can be used for other grade transitions. In the program students track a dangerous scientist around the world to prevent his release of a deadly microorganism. On their virtual journey they perform scientific investigations in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, and math that relate to the geographic area where they have followed the scientist.
ProPhone and the Environment
An Integrated Math and Science Environmental Project
The ProPhone and the Environment program is a project-based learning opportunity in which students use inquiry-based activities and investigations in environmental science, biology, and math to solve a real-world problem. It is designed for students in the 8th to 9th grade or 9th to 10th grade transition. The project culminates in student presentations to an adult panel of judges. The focus areas include student investigations in experimental design and analysis, soil and water testing, topographical maps, biodiversity, population growth, data collection, and mathematical analysis.