Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
AVID is an academic program designed to prepare highly motivated students who are performing in the academic middle, for a rigorous course of study that will enable them to meet requirements for college readiness and success in a global society.
AVID is an encore course offered to students in grades 6–8. In order to take the AVID elective course, students must apply, interview, and be accepted into the AVID Program.
Students who are accepted commit to maintaining a schedule that includes:
- advanced courses
- excellent behavior
- good attendance
- consistent satisfactory academic performance
The AVID elective program provides a strong, relevant writing and reading curriculum, study skills, assistance with organization, time management, tutoring, as well as college and career exploration.
Arundel Middle School currently offers 9 sections of AVID, serving approximately 165 students. During the AVID elective classes, students focus on writing, reading, inquiry, collaboration and organization while engaging in higher level thinking, team-building activities, as well as career and college exploration assignments. AVID students can participate in small group tutorials with their peers in class and find teacher support during flexible learning times.