• AVID Proven Achievement. Lifelong Advantage. Figure of a person throwing a graduation cap in the air.


    Program Overview

    AVID is an accelerated academic encore course comprised of over 140 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.


    • ALL Staff members at CMS receive AVID strategies and support from the AVID Site team
    • All AVID students are enrolled in a high school credit bearing Foreign Language course
    • 100% of of AVID 8th graders took the ReadiStep Test, an SAT readiness test

    Help prepare students for college! AVID tutors NEEDED!

    • Facilitate a small group of students.
    • You do not need to be an expert on any subject. 
    • You are not acting as a typical “tutor.” You are serving as an adult facilitator of the tutorial process.
    • Training is provided and scheduling is flexible.



  • Crofton Middle School
    2301 Davidsonville Road
    Gambrills, Maryland 21054

    Chuck Scarlata
    AVID Site Coordinator