Applying for Special Programs

Students currently enrolled (2017-2018 school year) in AVID or Science Research
DO NOT need to use these forms to be in the same program next year.
If you are interested in AVID and/or Science Research, please complete this general application, then return to this page and complete the specific program application(s) below.

The deadline for all applications is February 8, 2018 @ 4 PM.

*Note: If you are returning to this page, please only fill out the the SMMS Special Program Application once.

Please Fill Out Initial
Special Program Application

After filling out the Special Program Application, then return to this page to fulfill the program specific requirements below for each of the programs.

The deadline for all applications/documents is February 8, 2018 @ 4 PM.

AVID

Science Research

AVID is designed to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

The program provides interested students with an opportunity to acquire skills and concepts essential to academic, social and personal success in a global society. Students will learn and practice new skills in writing, critical thinking, collaboration, organization and reading.

Course requirements include learning about and taking Cornell notes, utilizing organization tools and techniques, and participating in collaborative tutorials, Socratic seminars and philosophical chair discussions to gain a deeper understanding of complex text.

Additional Application Requirements

Two Recommendations from Previous Teachers
  1. Download and print the PDF form below.
  2. Give the recommendation form to 2 teachers that know the prospective student well. The teachers are to send the completed hard copy form to Mrs. Grabowski at Stone Magnet Middle School or complete the form online at https://goo.gl/forms/dj2JN9CTctVZdhcY2 (this link is printed on the form)

Teacher Recommendation Form

Required Forms, Contracts, Agreements
Completely answer all questions, then submit these 3 sections in the online form linked below:
  • AVID Contract
  • Student Questionnaire
  • Parent Questionnaire

Click Here for the AVID Program Application

Please contact Mrs. Grabowski, AVID Program Coordinator if you have any questions or difficulties filling out this form: grabowski.melissa@brevardschools.org

Science Research is designed for the motivated, creative, and inquisitive science student.

The program provides students with an opportunity to acquire skills and concepts inherent in the science research experience. The students will experience science through original research. Students will practice scientific thinking and learn scientific processes, which will prepare them to meet their educational and career goals.

Course requirements include writing a formal research proposal and final research paper, conducting experimental research, performing a statistical analysis of experimental data, oral presentations and participating in various science competitions.

Additional Application Requirements

Two Recommendations from Previous Teachers
  1. Download and print 2 copies of the form below.
  2. Give the recommendation form to 2 teachers that know the prospective student well. The teachers are to send the completed hard copy form to Mr. Regan at Stone Magnet Middle School or complete the form online at http://tinyurl.com/plco46t (this link is printed on the form)

Teacher Recommendation Form

Required Student Essay
  1. Include a header with the student’s full name, grade level and student number (if known).
  2. Maximum of 500 typed words, double-spaced, 12 pt with 1” margins.
  3. Select one of the following topics to write about:
  • Explain why you would like to enroll in science research at Stone Magnet Middle School.
  • Describe a science or engineering project you have completed in the past.
  • Explain your career plans.
You may include other supporting documents such as science fair awards.

Complete and submit the essay to the attention of Mr. Regan at Stone Magnet Middle School.
You may send the essay as:
Special Programs Applications | Stone Magnet Middle School
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