Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a college readiness system, is designed to be a transformational effort focused on instruction, systems, leadership, and culture, and is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. 

    The core of AVID at the middle and high school level is the AVID Elective class, where students are enrolled in a school’s most rigorous classes, such as Honors or Advanced Placement (AP) and receive support through the AVID Elective. 
    The goal of AVID at the secondary level is to ensure college readiness for all AVID Elective students and improved academic performance for all students based on increased opportunities.

Contact AVID


    TBA Director of Equity Leadership & AVID
    TBA, AVID Secretary

How To Apply To AVID

School AVID Coordinator Directory

School Name Role Phone E-Mail Grade
McDougle Middle Karen Herring AVID Teacher/Coordinator 919-933-1556 ext.76340 6-8
Phillips Dorlicia Young AVID Teacher/Coordinator 919-929-2188 ext.31297 6-8
Smith Eric Zeigler AVID Teacher/Coordinator 919-918-2145 ext.21956 6-8
CHHS Joanne McClelland AVID Teacher/Coordinator 919-929-2106 ext.41123 11-12
ECHHS Kimberly Manning AVID Teacher/Coordinator 919-969-2482 ext.27100 9/10&11
CHS Valerie Puhala AVID Teacher/Coordinator 919-918-2200 9&10/11
Culbreth Middle School Jessica Grinnell AVID Teacher/Coordinator 6-8
Phoenix Academy Gloria Sanchez-Lane AVID Teacher/Coordinator