AVIDAVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID is an academic program designed to provide support to students who are in the “academic” middle. This elective is currently being offered to students in grades 6 through 12. AVID students apply to be in the program and actually interview with teachers before being accepted into the elective.

These students want to work harder and be more successful, committing themselves to a variety of obligations-including good attendance, appropriate behavior, and 1-2 hours of homework per night (an approximate total for all classes).   Visit the AACPS AVID page


If you are interested in joining AVID, please see Mrs. Beyer the site coordinator in
room #172 for more information.

You can also fill out an AVID application and place it in Mrs. Beyer’s mailbox in the main office.

Students Note Paper

The Mission:

The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL students will be able to:

  • succeed in rigorous curriculum
  • will complete a rigorous college preparatory path
  • will be engaged in extracurricular activities and clubs within the school
  • will strive to enroll in a four year college
  • will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in society

AVID Students Are:

  1. typically average students with an (A- C) average or higher who could use extra resources in order to succeed in above level classes
  2. typically above-average students with an (B-C) average or who could use extra resources to help them reach their full potential
  3. students who have an inner motivation/desire to do well in school
  4. typically students who would like to go to college but need extra curricular support to prepare them for advanced classes
  5. students who enjoy learning and participating in discussions/group activities

Email Mrs. Beyer for more information: tbeyer@aacps.org

*Please read through our AVID Application Checklist prior to submission of application.