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    Program Overview

    AVID at Chesapeake Bay is an academic encore course comprised of over 190 students. Interested students apply and participate in the AVID interview process from which selections are made based on the AVID criteria and available spots.
    AVID is designed to provide academic support to students “in the middle” in order to prepare them for eligibility to four-year colleges and universities. During the AVID elective, students focus on writing, reading, inquiry, collaboration and organization while engaging in higher level thinking, teambuilding and college exploration. AVID students are mentored on their academic strengths and weaknesses and facilitate small group tutorials with their peers.

    • 77% of 8th graders have been enrolled in the AVID program for at least two years
    • CBMS AVID students' attendance has exceeded 95% for the 2014 - 2015 school year
    • 73% of AVID 8th graders are enrolled in Advanced Language Arts, compared to 61% of all CBMS 8th graders
    • 100% of AVID 8th graders took the ReadiStep Test, an SAT readiness test in 2015
    • All staff members at CBMS receive AVID strategies, training and support throughout the year


    • Facilitate small groups of students during the school day as they work through problems
    • Experts are not needed- just help.  our main goal is to help them use their textbooks, notes and each other as resources
    • Training is provided and times are flexible

     Find out more about Chesapeake Middle School AVID by visiting their website. CBMS AVID


  • Chesapeake Bay Middle School
    4804 Mountain Road

    Karen Bean
    AVID Site Coordinator