Course Description

This course is designed to support motivated, capable students in pursuing a rigorous course of study leading to acceptance and success in a four-year college or university. Through a variety of instructional techniques, students develop skills in higher-level thinking, writing across the curriculum, and reading strategies for accessing challenging course material. Students develop time management, note taking, research, organization, and other skills fundamental to success in higher-level Math, Social Studies, English, Science and World Language courses. Students Participate in College, career, and cultural exploration activities, including field trips.

AVID is a 4th through 12th grade system to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility. It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement gap. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID's mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.


AVID Co-Lead

FCPS AVID Information

National AVID Site