General Marshall Middle School is an AVID campus.

The goal of AVID is to provide students with academic instruction that is geared toward college readiness. Marshall offers several courses that use AVID instruction/curriculum. The goal is to close the achievement gap and prepare our students for college success. If you have any questions about our AVID program contact grace.zamorano@austinisd.org.


Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college and career readiness and life success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. Each week students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, motivational activities and academic success skills. In AVID students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to support their academic growth.

Student grow in their ability to: prioritize and organize their work, think critically, collaborate with others, and set/achieve goals.

Visit AISD's Advancement Via Individual Determination page for more information.


College & Career Readiness

Our mission is to ensure all Rams are ready for college and career. According to a recent study from the World Economy Forum, these are the top 10 in-demand skills top businesses are looking for in their employees. These are skills our students will be practicing here at Marshall! 

Top 10 Skills 

  • Analytical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Resilience, flexibility and agility
  • Motivation and self-awareness
  • Curiosity and lifelong learning
  • Technological literacy
  • Dependability and attention to detail
  • Empathy and active listening
  • Leadership and social influence
  • Quality control