Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
AVID is an academic, elective program designed to provide support to students who are in the “academic” middle. AVID prepares students to enter and be successful in college through career and college exploration.
During each AVID class, students receive instruction in:
- reading/writing across the curriculum
- note and test-taking strategies
- study skills
- organization and
- time management
The AVID elective is currently being offered to students in grades 6 through 12. AVID students apply to be in the program and interview with teachers before being accepted into the program.
AVID students want to work hard to become more successful, committing themselves to a variety of obligations-including good attendance, appropriate behavior, and on average, 1-2 hours of homework per night.
For more information, please visit AVID.org.
Students choose AVID for a variety of reasons, but one reason is common to all of them. They are college-bound and have the desire to be prepared for what is awaiting. The link
below highlights three graduates from Glen Burnie High School.