Special Program Applications

Applications and teacher recommendations for each special program can be found by choosing from the menu below. All applications and teacher recommendations are due by May 1, 2019.

Interviews will held from 2:30 - 4:00 pm at Joe Walker Middle School on the following days:

  • Monday, May 6, 2019 - ASB Leadership and FIRST Robotics
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Civil Air Patrol and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - Yearbook and VEX Robotics

Students applying for more than one program may need to attend multiple days of interviews.

ASB Leadership

Joe Walker’s Associated Student Body elective class is an integral part of many of Joe Walker’s activities and programs. It is an active student government that plans and funds a number of activities from dances to guest speakers and assemblies. All ASB officers campaign and are elected, and must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the year to remain an active member.


Teacher recommendation not required. Teachers will be contacted directly via email by Leadership Adviser.

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID is an international program that prepares students in the academic middle for admission to a four-year college or university by learning study skills, critical thinking and problem solving. This elective class includes college and career planning, college visits, guest speakers, and weekly tutoring from peers and college students.

(2 recommendations required)

FIRST Robotics

FIRST Robotics is an extra-curricular competitive team that prepares throughout the school year to participate in several local and state competitions. This year we will be participating in the FIRST Robotics Program. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a worldwide organization that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through local, regional and world robotics competitions. FIRST is designed to recognize the wide variety of skills that students possess. While FIRST focuses on robotics and technology it also requires knowledge of scientific facts and concepts. FIRST emphasizes the scientific process, research and applications. This ensures that everyone can participate

(1 recommendation required for incoming 6th and 7th grade students; 2 recommendations required for current Joe Walker 6th and 7th grade students)

VEX Robotics

In this elective class students will learn about robotics and build robots for VEX Competition. VEX Robotics encourages teamwork, leadership, and problem solving among groups. VEX Robotics is the only robotics platform that spans from elementary school through college.

(2 recommendations required)


In this elective class, you will be prepared for career and college, by providing leadership opportunities in a collaborative project-based environment. You will learn about time management, meeting deadlines, focus on planning and implementation, as well as developing creative problem solving skills. In addition, you will have the opportunity to interact and coordinate with other students, faculty, and staff.

(1 recommendation required)