• 7th Graders
    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 180 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, 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.



    • Students at SPMS who are in AVID all three years have the opportunity to visit 6 colleges.
    • All staff members receive AVID strategies, training and support throughout the year




  • Severna Park Middle School
    450 Jumpers Hole Road
    Severna Park, Maryland 21146

    Jenn Ashdown
    AVID Site Coordinator

    Elizabeth Ruddy
    AVID Encore Teacher