Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program Overview
AVID is an accelerated academic program that prepares students for a rigorous course of study that will enable them to meet requirements for 4-year university enrollment. 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 and attendance, and maintenance of good grades in all classes. The AVID elective 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 offers 9 sections of AVID, currently serving over 160 students. 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 challenges and participate in small group tutorials with their peers.
The Arundel Middle School AVID Club has begun! We meet on Thursday, after school. Students will have time and assistance during AVID Club with maintaining orgnaization of their binders and agendas. Students will also participate in relational capacity activites to facilite positive peer relations.