• 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 219 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.


    • AVID students' attendance was 97% for the 2018 - 2019 school year
    • 84% of AVID 8th graders were enrolled in at least one honors level course in 2018 - 2019
    • 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


    Parents who are interested in chaperoning MUST complete an application for a criminal background check. Please visit the link below to read more about this process and to access the application.

    Background Check Information

    Apply Here!


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

    Renee Austin
    AVID Site Coordinator

    Sandra Fisher
    AVID Encore Teacher