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Brief Description of AVID

What is AVID? AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a grades 5 through 12 program that encourages largely lower-income, underrepresented, academically average, motivated students to achieve their potential and attend a four-year college. AVID requires enrollment in an elective class taught by an AVID-trained teacher, enrollment in a school’s most rigorous courses such as AP, use of AVID methods of writing as a tool of learning, inquiry-based lessons, detailed Cornell note-taking skills, collaborative learning, and extensive reading. AVID is not a curriculum but rather a school-wide program of collaboration, support, and teaching methodology that requires a site coordinator, tutors, site team, staff development, careful selection of participants, and full parent support through a pledge in order to increase college enrollment.


The AVID Site Team:

AVID Coordinator: Carlos Diaz Jr.

AVID Teacher: Melissa Jimenez

AVID Counselor: Marchie Murdock

AVID Administrator: Jason Mutterer

Spring 2019 Events


Fall 2018 Events


September 26, 2018, 7pm

  • AVID Induction Ceremony
  • SHS Commons

October 3, 2018, 7pm

  • AVID Family Night
  • SHS Commons

October 9-11, 3pm-5pm

  • AVID Hosts: FAFSA and ApplyTexas Nights
  • C-Hall Computer Labs

October 10, 2018, 4:00pm

  • AVID Hosts: FAFSA & FAFSA Verification Workshop
  • with Miss Shannon Shaver, UTA Counselor

October 24, 2018, During all lunches

  • AVID Hosts: SHS College Fair
  • SHS Library

 October 25-26, 2018, During Parent Conferences

  • AVID Hosts: FAFSA/ApplyTexas help in the computer labs

 October 29, 2018, 6-8pm

  • MISD College Fair

MISDMansfield ISD
605 East Broad Street
Mansfield, Texas 76063
Phone: 817.299.6300

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1071 West Turner Warnell Road
Arlington, TX 76001
Phone: 682.314.0800   Fax: 817.473.5739
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