Programs and Innovation
AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination
Muskogee Public Schools’ AVID program challenges teachers to drive student success through engaging, rigorous, and student-centered learning environments. AVID provides scaffolded support that educators and students need to encourage college and career readiness and success. Currently, MPS has seven AVID schools (five elementary schools - Pershing, Grant Foreman, Whittier, BFSA and New Tech at Cherokee; two secondary schools - Alice Robertson Junior High School, and Muskogee High School).
At the elementary level, students develop the academic habits they need to be successful in middle school, high school, and college in an age-appropriate and challenging way. Children learn about organization, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy. They also learn how to take structured notes and think critically to ask and answer high-level questions that stretch their knowledge of the content they are learning.
At the secondary level, students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that enables them to succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses. Students take part in classroom activities that help them to think critically, collaborate, and set high expectations to confidently pursue and achieve their goals.
MPS Robotics Program
Robotics has expanded throughout Muskogee Public Schools from elementary schools through the high school making participation open to all students. FIRST LEGO League, VEX, and FIRST robotics are sponsored by a generous grant from the City of Muskogee Foundation. Students interested in participating in robotics should contact their school front office for more information.
MHS BioMed Lab
Biomedical students are introduced to real world challenges in the courses of their curriculum from learning about healthy lifestyle choices, making patient diagnoses, to learning about cutting edge cancer treatments. Our Muskogee High School students are doing all this before they even attend college. Working with the same tools used by professionals in hospitals and labs, students engage in compelling, hands-on activities and work together to find solutions to real world problems. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. The skills students learn can be applied to advance their selves in the job market and on college resumes.
MPS Fab Lab
The MPS Fab Lab is a maker space that is open to the public. From programming to welding, carving to Laser Engraving, 3D printing to electronics, at the MPS Fab Lab you have the tools and your imagination is the blueprint! As a MIT affiliated Fab Lab, and the only Fab Lab in the country that operates within an educational facility, we are proud to offer the local community access to cutting edge design software and CNC fabrication technology. Any image or object that you can imagine can be turned into a real world piece with little skill and a few clicks of the mouse. So what are you waiting for? Stop by the Fab Lab and turn your ideas into creations today!