Are you ready for middle school? Do you want to get a head start? In this session, you will learn about the expectations of middle school and how to be successful for the next three years. We will teach you the AVID strategies of Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Rigor to help prepare you for your middle school years. Through fun getting to know you activities, to group challenges, and even opening a combination lock, we will teach you ways to survive your middle school years. Each student will receive a secret weapon - a "focused notebook" to start the year off a step ahead.