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

    AVID is an accelerated academic program designed to provide support to students who are in the academic “middle”. Students must apply to be in AVID and interview with a panel of faculty members before being accepted into the program.

    AVID students want to work harder and be more successful and they commit to a variety of obligations – including reserving adequate time to complete assignments for all subjects each night (approximately 1 -2 hours is recommended).

    The purpose of AVID is to move students from average level classes to more rigorous college-preparatory coursework while providing academic support. During each AVID class, students receive instruction in reading/writing across the curriculum, note taking and test taking strategies, study skills, organization and time management. Additionally, as part of the AVID class, students receive approximately 40 minutes of tutoring from trained tutors who volunteer their time to work in the AVID classrooms.


    • 173 students currently enrolled
    • SRHS 2022 seniors were offered over $3.3 million in scholarships 

    How to get involved in your schools AVID program
    Contact Site Coordinator Kate Hamrum at khamrum@aacps.org for an application!


  • South River High School
    201 Central Ave East
    Edgewater MD 21037

    Kate Hamrum
    AVID Site Coordinator

    Jennifer Labs
    AVID Elective Teacher