We are now accepting applications for 7th and 8th grade AVID for next school year. Students meeting the criteria have been given a letter to take home to their parents. A parent informational meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 6 in the school library from 5:30-6:00pm. Applications are due back on Friday, April 8th and interviews will begin the following week. Please contact Ms. Tarr if you have questions regarding your child's eligibility at 525-3170.
The AVID Program
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a college preparatory class that helps students learn the skills necessary to take honors and AP classes in high school with the eventual outcome of attending a four-year college. Currently, 8th and 7th grade students participate in the AVID Program at GMS. Mrs. Jessieca Kyes is the 7th and 8th grade AVID teacher and AVID Site Coordinator.
AVID Quick Facts
What AVID is...
AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.
AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 4-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.
AVID places academically average students in advanced classes.
AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income and other students without a college-going tradition in their families.
AVID is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle.
AVID is implemented school-wide and district-wide.
What AVID isn't...
AVID isn't a remedial program.
AVID isn't a free ride.
AVID isn't a niche program.
AVID isn't a college outreach program.