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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

Upcoming Events


Past Events

October 11th AVID Family Night at 7:00pm

October 13th, AVID  Freshmen Induction Ceremony

October 21st YES! Summit at UTA 8am-1pm

October 26th MISD College Fair at The Center, 6-8

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

Summit High School JaguarsSummit High School
1071 West Turner Warnell Road
Arlington, TX 76001
Phone: 682.314.0800   Fax: 817.473.5739
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