AVID is an academic encore class comprised of over 143 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 class, 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.
- In the Spring of 2016, CMS became the first AVID National Demonstration School in the state of Maryland. In 2022, CMS received their Revalidation.
- All staff members at CMS receive AVID strategies, training and support throughout the year.
- CMS AVID students exceed schoolwide statistics in attendance, grades and honor roll.
- CMS AVID students are leaders and role models for all students at Corkran.