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.

    What is AVID?

    AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts more than 1.2 million students in 44 states and 16 other countries/territories.

    District Contact
    Deana Chiarella, District Director for AVID
    (609) 893-8141 Ext. 1105

    Site Coordinators

    Melanie Rose, Pemberton Township High School
    (609) 893-8141 Ext. 1800

    About the AVID Program at PTHS

    Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple - raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge. What differentiates AVID from other educational reform programs is its astounding success rate. AVID is implemented in more than 6,400 schools in 47 states across the U.S., plus schools in DoDEA, Canada, and Australia. AVID impacts 2 million students in grades K–12 and 50 postsecondary institutions.

    How do students enroll in AVID?

    Students are admitted to the AVID Program on a rolling basis. As openings occur, students are identified by staff members as potential AVID students and are encouraged to apply. Students must meet all academic requirements to be considered for the program.