• AVID Proven Achievement. Lifelong Advantage. Figure of a person throwing a graduation cap in the air. CMS at USNA Program Overview

    AVID is an academic encore class comprised of over 150 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.


    Accolades

    • 100% of our 8th grade AVID students took the Explore Test, which is an ACT readiness test.
    • All staff members at CMS receive AVID strategies, training and support throughout the year.


    Featured Upcoming Event

    Our AVID students visit colleges each year as one of the goals of AVID is to expose the students to a variety of college options.

    AVID 6th Graders attended Arlington Echo's Initiative and Confidence course.  They developed relationships through taking risks, showing respect, and demonstrating responsibility while participating in mental and physical challenges.  In the spring they will visit Hood College.

    Our 7th graders will be visiting the United States Naval Academy in the fall and St. Mary's College of Maryland in the spring.

    Our 8th graders tour Salisbury University in the fall and the University of Delaware in the spring. 

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