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Welcome to the AVID program!

Offered at Greenwich High School,Central Middle School & Western Middle School, the 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 postsecondary institutions and become educated and responsible leaders.

In order for this student to be selected as part of their AVID cohort, they experience a rigorous selection process, which includes an application, teacher recommendations, and an interview. AVID is an elective class that meets as often as core subjects like English or math, meeting five days per week within the regular school day. The AVID class consists of several different elements, making students more successful in all their classes. The week is divided into curriculum days, tutorial days and motivational activity days, which include college and career activities, guest speakers from area colleges and local professionals and field trips to local colleges and universities. AVID motivates students and provides the skills and confidence to reach their goals.

For more information about the AVID program, please contact

Adriane Hirsch-Klein
ELL/AVID Coordinator