Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a national college readiness system that targets students in the academic middle from underrepresented socioeconomic groups on college campuses who have great academic potential. AVID delivers a demanding college-preparatory curriculum and facilitates student involvement in extracurricular activities. The goal of AVID is for students to enroll and be successful in rigorous four-year post secondary institution and become educated and responsible leaders.
In order for students to be selected as part of their AVID cohort, they participate in a rigorous selection process, which included an application, teacher recommendations, and an interview. AVID is a four-year commitment to a course that meets as often as other core subjects, like English or math. By participating in this program, students intensify their academic responsibilities because AVID requires various writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading assessments in addition to all other graduation requirements. Approximately 180 students are enrolled in the AVID Elective in grades 9-12 at GHS.
For additional details, including application information, please see the Greenwich Public Schools AVID page.
The Greenwich Alliance for Education supports AVID in the Greenwich Public Schools as well as AVID Alumni through their AVID SUCCESS program. Here is a great article written by Julie Faryniarz, "Greenwich Alliance Learns at the AVID National Conference".
AVID Application Checklist GHS Class of 2025:
ALL ITEMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY:
FRIDAY, MARCH 12TH, 2021
Two Teacher Recommendations - Students must ask teachers to fill out the recommendation. All teachers have been provided with the recommendation link.
- English, Social Studies, or World Language Teacher (required)
- Math or Science Teacher (required)
- Teacher of your choice (optional)
SIGNATURE PAGE- print and return to your Middle School Counselor. (If you do not attend a Greenwich Public Schools Middle School, please return to Mrs. Subach at your interview)
AVID Application Checklist for Current GHS Students:
ALL ITEMS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR