Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
WHAT IS AVID?
AVID is a nationwide program that works to support students who show individual determination to succeed, have at or above grade level achievement, high aptitude, and who see themselves as college and career bound. In Chapel-Hill Carrboro City Schools, AVID supports students at Northside Elementary and all secondary schools (including Phoenix Academy). It is a college preparatory acceleration program that includes two components:
- School-wide strategies that focus on college and career awareness, planning, and readiness for all students
- A daily AVID elective that helps selected students learn the skills necessary to take advanced courses in high school to prepare for attending a four-year college
AVID has its own curriculum in grades 6-12. The daily elective teaches the principles of WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) and prepares students for higher level coursework. In the high schools, the AVID elective is an honors class.
THE AVID MISSION
It is our mission to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID seeks to prepare students for the 21st Century world through practices around critical thinking, complex reading, working with peers, taking part in field trips and experiences that enrich the educational experience, and by modeling what it means to be an AVID scholar for other students who are college bound.
AVID STUDENT PROFILE
AVID students who want to be in the program typically have the following academic profile:
- Grades and performance that is at or above their grade level
- Passing scores on their EOGs and/or EOCs
- The individual determination to be college and career bound
- Above average aptitude in their verbal reasoning, numeric reasoning, and/or visual/spatial reasoning
They may be:
- The first in their families to attend college
- Historically underserved in four-year colleges
- Unsure about how to access an honors and Advanced Placement pathway
- Very bright and capable students with a need for structure around executive functioning
There are other factors that may make a student an ideal candidate for AVID. Please speak to your school's site coordinator about how AVID might be a good fit for your student.
AVID District DirectorsKate KennedyDirector, Office of Advanced Learning and Student Leadership919-967-8211 ext. 28357Nick WinsteadLead High School AVID Coordinatornwinstead@chccs.k12.nc.us919-967-8211 ext. 28022Karen HerringLead Middle School AVID Coordinator919-9331556 ext. 76340
How To Apply To AVID
Students may enter the CHCCS AVID program in grades six through ten. To be considered for AVID, a student may self-nominate or be nominated by a teacher, counselor, parent or a current AVID student.
A student must have an active application on file and must undergo an interview for inclusion in the AVID program.
Students are considered for AVID during the spring of the year that precedes the upcoming school year. Qualifying students new to the district may be considered and admitted to the program during the school year.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR ARE DUE BY APRIL 30th
School AVID Coordinator Directory
|Culbreth Middle||Jessica Grinnell||AVID Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||6-8|
|McDougle Middle||Karen Herring||AVID Coordinatoremail@example.com||6-8|
|Phillips Middle||Amy Urban||AVID Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||6-8|
|Smith Middle||Eric Zeigler||AVID Coordinatoremail@example.com||6-8|
|Carrboro High||Valerie Puhala||AVID Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||9-12|
|Chapel HIll High||Joanne McClelland||AVID Coorindatoremail@example.com||9-12|
|East Chapel Hill High||Kimberly Manning||AVID Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||9-12|
|Phoenix Academy High||John Elderkin||AVID Coordinatoremail@example.com||9-12|
|Northside Elementary||Kirtishia Jones||AP/AVID Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Pre-K/5th Grade|