• AVID Proven Achievement. Lifelong Advantage. Figure of a person throwing a graduation cap in the air. Meade College Fair
    Program Overview

    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 throughout the week and facilitate small group tutorials with their peers.

    AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) at Meade Senior High School is designed to support students as they strive to pursue acceptance into a four year university. Interested students apply and participate in the AVID interview process from which selections are made based on the AVID criteria and available spots.


    • Over 50% of our staff is trained in AVID Strategies
    • The Class of 2018 has earned, to date, $2 million in scholarship money
    • The Class of 2018 currently has 30 out of 38 students accepted to a four year university 
    • Over the last five years, one of the three AACPS AVID Student Leadership Conference Speakers has been a Meade Senior Student, the 2018 student speaker was Brian Rodriguez-LeBron
    • Over the last two years, one of the two Martin Luther King Jr Visionary Kids Contest Winners has been a Meade Senior Student, the 2018 scholarship winner was Brittnee Willis

    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. Your main goal is to help them use their textbooks, notes and each other as resources.
    • Training is provided and scheduling is flexible. 

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  • Student Speaker Panel UMBC- AVID Seniors