AVID ( Advancement Via Individual Determination )

  • Mission Statement:

    AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college

    readiness and success in a global society.


    The AVID program helps prepare students for college and determining their career paths. The

    students take an AVID elective class every year. The AVID teachers, Mr. Wilson & Ms. Boughton, teach

    core classes, as well as the AVID elective classes, to the students in the program. In the classes, the

    teachers implement AVID strategies, such as Cornell notes and Tutorials, to help students gain a better

    understanding of their subjects. The AVID Coordinator, Ms. Chin, monitors the students’ academic and

    disciplinary status. Students not meeting the requirements will be placed on probation; continued

    non-compliance with the AVID requirements will cause those students to be removed from the program

    after much consideration from the AVID Site Team.

    AVID Club

    The AVID Club consists of all AVID students & is run by the program’s elected officers. The club

    does fundraising, plans college visits and career events for the AVID program. The purpose of the events

    planned by the club is to help AVID students start planning for college and their future careers. Ms. Chin

    manages the event fundraising, transportation and supervision. She also approves of the AVID Club’s

    meeting quorum and notes.


    Sponsor/Advisor Name: Denise Chin


    President: Anne Saint-Felix

    Vice President: Julie Ponce

    Treasurer: Jamal Liberus

    Secretary: Shandece Young

    Historians: Lincoln Vil & Christopher Stewart

    Social Media: Alexander Tennant

    Chaplain: Annya Pierre 

    Meeting Date, Time & Location:

    Every 1st Thursday of the month during A and C lunch in room 910.

    Upcoming Events:

    January 11th, 2019- Silver Lakes Middle School Recruitment

    January 25th, 2019- University of Miami Field Trip

    February 22nd, 2019- Florida International University


    ❖ GPA Ranging 2.7-3.9

    ❖ Student’s desire to attend a Four year college/ university and motivation to do the rigorous work

    necessary in advanced classes

    ❖ Possibly the first person in the family to attend a 4-year college

    ❖ Possibly economically disadvantaged

    ❖ Excellent citizenship

    ❖ May have special circumstances in educational advancement (i.e. single parent family, many

    siblings, non-native English speaker, recent death, illness or divorce in family, shyness, etc.)

    Contact Information:

    Denise Chin