AVID is an academic encore course at MacArthur comprised of approximately 300 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 instruction to students “in the academic middle” in order to prepare them for eligibility to four-year colleges and universities. Within the AVID classrooms, students focus on writing, reading, inquiry, collaboration and organization while engaging in higher level thinking, teambuilding and college exploration. AVID students reflect on their academic strengths and weaknesses and participate in small group tutorials with their peers.
AVID by the numbers at MacArthur Middle School
- We have approximately 285 students currently in the AVID program.
- 17 AVID classes at MacArthur
- 8- 6th grade sections
- 5- 7th grade sections
- 4- 8th grade sections
Useful Documents for Parents
Useful Documents for current AVID students
Become an AVID Volunteer
The AVID Department is always looking for volunteers willing to come in and work with our AVID students. If interested, please email Catherine Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org.