Visit our Virtual Open House

Visit our virtual open house. Listen to a live presentation by Dr. Issa and Mr. DeGrazia 6:15-6:45pm then meet your student's teachers by watching their videos. We are also featuring school spotlight videos that answer the question "How does First Avenue meet the needs of the whole child virtually?"

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Reader's Choice Favorite Middle School

2020 Beacon Media Readers' Choice Favorite Public Middle School

Home of the Spartans Mural

Spartan Mural

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Painted Spartan Logo
Arial shot of the school with students in the shape of a heart
Readers' Choice Favorite Public Middle School

Beacon Media 2020 Readers' Choice Favorite Public Middle School

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Spartan Logo painted

About First Avenue Middle School

The First Avenue Middle School community continually develops the distinctive characteristics of the “First Avenue Experience”: an ability to meet rigorous academic standards through the design of high-quality work, a passion to learn, an ability and willingness to think creatively to solve the challenges of the 21st century, a strong sense of identity and voice, and a highly developed sense of personal and social responsibility and leadership fostered by real-world applications.
 
First Avenue’s educational program is built on the philosophy of the whole child, and that means that in a normal year students receive a variety of hands-on educational experiences in academic content areas and in the robust elective program. During virtual learning, hands-on experiential learning activities needed to be reimagined, yet through many collaborations, with guidance and support from the district, our teachers were able to adjust, pivot and provide a robust learning experience for our students. What you will see in the video below captures the question, “How does First Avenue meet the needs of the whole child virtually?”  It was through this lens that we addressed 4 areas of focus, which are; Academics, Health and Wellness, Student-Centered Practices, and Families and Community.
 

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Visit our Virtual Open House

Visit our virtual open house. Listen to a live presentation by Dr. Issa and Mr. DeGrazia 6:15-6:45pm then meet your student's teachers by watching their videos. We are also featuring school spotlight videos that answer the question "How does First Avenue meet the needs of the whole child virtually?"
students in a heart shape on the front lawn

Meet Author Kelly Yang

Don't miss out on our final and very exciting author visit for the school year! Meet Kelly Yang, the bestselling author of Front Desk and Three Keys. The virtual visit will be on Thursday, 5/27, at 4:30 pm. To sign up for the event, click the link on the attached flyer. If you would like to borrow a copy of Kelly Yang's books, please email Mrs. Noda at dnoda@ausd.net or go to www.destinydiscover.com to place a hold on a book.
Meet Author Kelly Yang

FA is proud to be an ERP Honor Roll school

We’re proud to be named an #ERPHonorRoll school, which recognizes high-performing, achievement gap-closing schools across the nation. The Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll, sponsored by CBEE, is the only school recognition program in the state using student achievement outcomes as the criteria. The Honor Roll is a valuable resource for all schools to identify successful peers and learn about best practices that are improving student achievement. For more info on @edresults and the ERP Honor Roll program, visit:  www.edresults.org.
ERP Honor Roll

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Our Purpose:
To challenge and inspire students to make a positive and profound impact on their world.