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

    Program Overview

    AVID is an academic encore class comprised of over 95 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.
    • All staff members at CMS receive AVID strategies, training and support throughout the year.
    • CMS AVID students exceed school wide statistics in attendance, grades and honor roll.
    • CMS AVID students are leaders and role models for all students at Corkran

    Find out more about AVID at Corkran Middle School by visiting their AVID website. 


  • Corkran Middle School
    7600 Quarterfield Road
    Glen Burnie, MD


    Heather Sands
    AVID Site Coordinator

    Joe Phillips
    AVID Elective Teacher