• AVID Proven Achievement. Lifelong Advantage. Figure of a person throwing a graduation cap in the air. Program Overview
    AVID is an  academic encore course comprised of approximately 300 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.
    AVID by the numbers at MacArthur Middle School

    • 274 students currently in AVID (6th, 7th, & 8th grade)
      • 107- 6th graders
      • 84- 7th graders
      • 83- 8th graders 
    • 18 classes of AVID taugth at MacArthur
      • 8- 6th grade sections
      • 5- 7th grade sections
      • 5- 8th grade sections

    Useful Documents for AVID students

    Blank Cornell Notes

    Learning Log

    Field Trips

    November 2- 7th grade field trip to Towson University

    December 6- 8th grade field trip to Towson University

    Become an AVID Volunteer

    The AVID Department is always looking for volunteers willing to come in and work with our AVID students. If interested, please email Lora Lewis at lclewis@aacps.org.


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  • MacArthur Middle School
    3500 Rockenbach Road
    Ft. Meade, MD 20755

    Lora Lewis
    AVID Site Coordinator

    Sherise Webb
    AVID Elective Teacher