AVID’s Mission: AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by
preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society
AVID’s Website: http://www.avid.org/
What is AVID?
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a global nonprofit organization that operates with one guiding principle: Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. AVID’s kindergarten through higher education system brings research-based curriculum and strategies to students each day that develop critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts nearly 1.5 million students in 46 states and 16 other countries/territories.
AVID at West Charlotte
The West Charlotte High School AVID cohort is catered to meet the unique needs of the West Charlotte scholar. Our program was revamped in 2013, under the leadership of our current Program Coordinator, Mrs. Cassandra Martin, with incoming freshman. Those freshman were the AVID class of 2017 and all 42 of those AVID seniors graduated and, as a group, accomplished 100% college acceptance. The 2017 West Charlotte AVID graduates were the only CMS AVID scholars to achieve this. Currently the cohort serves over 120 scholars at every secondary grade level and has a waiting list for entrance into the program. This speaks to the standard of excellence set by the AVID trained educators of the cohort at West Charlotte High School, which is a direct reflection of West Charlotte’s school wide expectations. The West Charlotte High School AVID cohort continues to grow and has partnered with the West Charlotte High School College and Leadership Academy to continue to serve the scholars of West Charlotte High School with their college preparatory needs throughout the summer.
For additional information please contact Sheronda Giles, AVID Site Coordinator/College and Leadership Academy Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.