• AVID logo

    AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.


    SLMS AVID Program Video


    The AVID program at Sugarland Middle is looking for students that want to advance themselves and are determined to be successful!

    What is AVID?

    AVID is a schoolwide college readiness system with a rigorous curriculum and structured support.

    What does AVID do?

    • Develops readers and writers.
    • Develops deep content knowledge.
    • Teaches content-specific strategies for reading, writing, thinking,
      and speaking.
    • Develops helpful habits such as organization, enhances academic and social skills, and creates a positive peer group.
    • Develops a sense of hope and personal achievement gained through hard work and determination.  


    Criteria to join:

    • Student has academic potential
    • Average test scores
    • College potential with support
    • Desire and determination


    Interested in joining? 

    1. Fill out the AVID application by going to the FBISD website
    2. Selecting “Departments”
    3. Select “AVID”

    Please contact Shannon Galloway (AVID Coordinator) via email at Shannon.galloway@fortbendisd.com  for any questions!



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About Counseling

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    Professional School Counselors are available at Sugar Land Middle School to provide a Comprehensive Developmental Guidance Program and services for all students in the areas of:

    • Guidance Curriculum - In an effort to help students develop competence in essential life skills
    • Responsive Services - Provide intervention for immediate personal/social/emotional concerns
    • Individual Planning - Provide guidance to help students plan, monitor, and manage their personal, educational and career goals, and facilitate transition activities for post-secondary education and/or training
    • System Support - Support campus staff, parents, and community to promote the educational, career, personal, and social development of students, as well as the Developmental Guidance Program
    • College/Career-Awareness and exploration of career pathways and options after middle school and high school. 8th graders will participate in high school endorsement selection as well as four-year planning.
  • Elani Smith

     Eleni Smith
    Lead Counselor
    8th Grade Counselor
    WEB Leaders-management
    504 Program-8th graders
    NAVIANCE Program Coordinator
    Homeless Liaison
    5th Grade Visit/Parent Night Coordinator 
    Career Day 
    Sugar Land Exchange Club Point of Contact
    8th Grade Course Selection Coordinator
    8th Grade Awards
    (281) 634-3086
    Kimberly Seright
    Kimberly Seright
    6th Grade Counselor
    Gifted and Talented Liaison
    504 Program-6th graders
    Mentors (TAPP)
    WINGS Sponsor
    WEB Lessons-Discovery Classes
    (281) 634-3085
    Nafecia Brinson
     Nafecia Brinson 
    7th Grade Counselor
    504 Program-7th graders
    Incoming WEB leader selection
    Character Education/No Place For Hate Coordinator
    Mindfulness/Titantopia Coordinator
     (281) 634-3087
    Carmen Brantley
    Counselors' Clerk
    (281) 634-3088
    Tandi Phillips
    Data Entry Clerk
    Registration of new students