• AVID Proven Achievement. Lifelong Advantage. Figure of a person throwing a graduation cap in the air. Program Overview
    AVID is an academic encore course at MacArthur comprised of approximately 275 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 275 students currently in the AVID program. 
    • 14 AVID classes at MacArthur
      • 4- 6th grade sections
      • 6- 7th grade sections
      • 4- 8th grade sections

    Useful Documents for Parents

    AVID at MacArthur

    AVID Application


    Useful Documents for current AVID students

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    Learning Log


    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 cgchapman@aacps.org.



  • MacArthur Middle School
    3500 Rockenbach Road
    Ft. Meade, MD 20755

    Catherine Chapman
    AVID Site Coordinator

    Sherise Webb
    AVID Elective Teacher

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