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Welcome – we're glad you're here! Our mission is to cultivate innovation, foster strong relationships, and engage ALL students in real-world experiences to inspire and empower tomorrow’s leaders and responsible citizens.
Within the Avondale School District, you'll find a supportive student body and staff that are driven to create lasting opportunities for all members. Our schools offer diverse and inclusive environments that embrace new educational strategies. We have a team of expert educators that are devoted to helping students grow and achieve their full potential. Plus, our competitive athletics and performing arts programs have repeatedly achieved honors across the state of Michigan, as well as nationally.
Avondale isn't just a school district – we're a family!
Students who will be in grades 7 - 12 in the fall and are enrolled in Avondale High School or Avondale Middle School, can sign up to join a variety of athletic teams - CHECK IT OUT HERE!
Enrollment for the Avondale Early Learning Center - Summer Camp and the 2022-23 School Year - is OPEN! We are a play-based, inquiry-based program with highly qualified teaching teams. 3 year old program: Starting at age 2 years, 9 months 4 year old program: Must be 4 by December 1 Learn more here. Questions? Contact Early Childhood Director, Tiffany Mellado at 248-537-6049
The Avondale Athletic Hall of Fame, established in 2018, recognizes former Avondale School District athletes, coaches, community members and administrators who stand apart from their peers. They excelled in their field, reached a pinnacle of success, and demonstrated commitment to the hard work it takes to be remarkable. This year, the Hall will induct five individuals and three teams who embody the excellence of Avondale Athletics into the Hall of Fame: Dave Holston, AHS Class of 2004; Victor Vettese, AHS Class of 2011; Bob Lichtle, AHS Class of 1972; Terri Chapdelaine, AHS Class of 1978; Ron Zuehlke, Community Contributor; the 2005 Varsity Girls Basketball Team; the 1980 Varsity Football Team; and the 1970 Varsity Wrestling Team.
When students and staff return in the fall, they will be greeted by new leaders appointed to fill positions vacated by retirements and career changes. Ms. Melinda Carroll will take over the duties of Ms. Maryanne Munroe as the Director of Special Education while Ms. Munroe sets out on a journey as an entrepreneur. Mr. Jamie Brooks will replace Mr. Tony Harris as Principal of R. Grant Graham Elementary as Mr. Harris is retiring this month. Mr. Kenny O'Shaughnessy will replace Mr. Keith Gust as he retires from his position as Avondale School District Athletic Director. Learn more about the new leaders at this link.
Mark your calendars for these end-of-the-year events.
Within the Avondale School District, we're proud of our impressive teacher-to-student ratio! Our small class sizes and family culture makes a difference when it comes to helping students achieve their fullest potential. Not only is our academic curriculum competitive, but our dedicated faculty embrace our diverse student body, providing one-on-one attention to engage each and every student, foster growth, and inspire them to chase their dreams.About Our District
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of our teachers have advanced degrees
We want our students to thrive in their educational journey and beyond. As such, we believe in the widely acknowledged Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educational program. We've also taken the initiative to adopt Project Based Learning and Design Thinking approaches to education to bring a more authentic and collaborative experience to your student’s curriculum. By bringing real world problems into the classroom, we aim to capture students’ interests while initiating advanced thinking and problem-solving tactics.Our Curriculum
"It has been my privilege throughout my 23 years of teaching in the Avondale School District to work with many commited, creative and supportive staff and administrators. As Avondale teachers, we continually enhance our skills and embrace new teaching strategies so that the learning experience for all students is rich and meaningful. I am proud to be a member of such a dedicated staff."
"Avondale provides a breadth of academic, pre-professional, and athletic opportunities among a vibrant and diverse student body. Experienced teachers and educators promote effective learning and inclusion, and students follow suit: all students feel welcome and find a unique space in the greater community. My Avondale experience, enriched with successes and unforgettable memories, has shaped me into a human being I would have never imagined as a young child. Personally, I have been pushed to realize my full potential through all walks of life during my full Avondale K-12 experience, as have all of my peers. Socially, I have met individuals who I have built life-long friendships with, and, for this, I am truly thankful to be a member of the Avondale Community."