AVID Secondary

AVID at the secondary schools is part of the Title VI program.

AVID Secondary supports all students at Martinsville Middle School and PREP Academy.

AVID will also be implemented in 9th Grade Academy at Martinsville High School for the 2015-2016 school year, with the goal of becoming school wide AVID for all MHS students in the coming years.

In addition to the school wide program, secondary students may apply to participate in the AVID Elective course.

The AVID Elective selection process:

  • Student must meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • First generation to attend college
    • Historically under served in four-year colleges
    • Low income
    • Special circumstances
  • Demonstrates academic potential through:
    • Average to high test scores
    • 2.0-3.5 GPA 
    • College potential with support
    • Desire and determination
  • Student completes application
  • Student is interviewed by AVID team

Please contact one of the AVID District Directors for an application.


The 11 Essentials of AVID Secondary:

  1. AVID student selection process
  2. Voluntary participation
  3. AVID elective class offered during the school day
  4. Rigorous course of study
  5. Strong, relevant writing and reading curriculum
  6. Inquiry to promote critical thinking
  7. Collaboration as a basis of instruction
  8. Trained tutors
  9. Data collection and analysis
  10. District and school commitment
  11. Active, interdisciplinary site team