AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college-readiness program designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. It is already established in many Fulton County high schools, where it has increased both graduation rates and the number of college-bound students.
With high dropout rates among students in the academic middle, the Riverwood Foundation is supporting Mr. Gardner, the Administration, and the Faculty as they take steps to increase Riverwood’s graduation rate and help all students excel. Thanks to funding from the Foundation and a generous grant from the Sandy Springs Society, AVID training and implementation began in 2014. During Summer 2014, several Riverwood teachers attended AVID training; selected 9th grade students (Class of 2018) began AVID classes Fall Semester 2014. Following the fourth summer of teacher training, the 2018-19 school year begins will more than 130 students in grades 9-12 in the AVID program.
Riverwood Students discuss their AVID experiences (Summer 2017)
"60 Minutes" segment featuring AVID success stories