Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
WHAT IS AVID?
AVID is a global non-profit organization that works with schools and districts to provide direct support for elementary and secondary students who have the potential of becoming first-generation college students. In Chapel-Hill Carrboro City Schools, AVID supports students at Northside Elementary and all secondary students grades 6-12 with a school-wide curriculum and rigorous expectations. It is a college preparatory 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 in the academic middle learn the skills necessary to take advanced courses in high school to prepare for attending a four-year college
THE AVID MISSION
The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
THE AVID STUDENT PROFILE
AVID students perform in the academic middle. They have:
- GPAs between 2.0 and 3.5
- College potential with support
- Desire and determination to be successful
They may be:
- The first in their families to attend college
- Historically underserved in four-year colleges
- Experiencing special circumstances such as being raised by a non-custodial family member
AVID District DirectorsDr. Quincy D. Williams
Executive Director of Secondary Schools and Special Programs
Telephone: 919-967-8211 ext. 28909Ms. Kathryn P. KennedyDistrict Lead Gifted Education, Twice Exceptional (2E), and AVID Specialistkkennedy@chccs.k12.nc.usTelephone: 919-918-2220 ext 26213
How To Apply To AVID
AVID enrolls its students in rigorous classes such as honors and Advanced Placement, and provides support through an academic elective class taught within the school day by trained AVID teachers.
You can find out even more about the program by visiting the national AVID website.
Students are considered for AVID during the spring of the year that proceeds the upcoming school year. Qualifying students new to the district may be considered and admitted to the program at mid-year. An AVID student, in good academic and behavioral standing, who transfers into a CHCCS school from a different school district, may be enrolled in the program at the time of transfer.
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||Rob Frescoln||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|
|Chapal 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|