I had to take Mallory to the high school yesterday for an interview to get into the AVID program. It's a program for kids like her, who is a little bit better than average academically and might need a little extra push getting ready for college. Adam was in it at our middle school for two years, and it helped him tremendously, but after he was out of 8th grade, we had to disband the program becuase of budget and staffing issues (the two people who got the program up and running were retiring/on medical leave). I hope they take her, because it will mean she will be with the same core group of kids for most of her classes and will not have as many "distracting" students to deal with.
I just can't believe her final days as a middle-schooler are wizzing by!!