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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 Dr. Shaw, 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.     ​

2015-16 School Year Application Deadline February 13, 2015
Students in the Class of 2019 interested in AVID must apply by February 13, 2015. Students enrolled at Ridgeview Charter School should turn in their applications to Mr. Kip Wright in the Middle School Counseling Office. Students currently attending any other middle school who will be in 9th Grade at Riverwood for the 2015-16 school year should turn in their applications to Ms. Melissa Perlmutter in the Riverwood Counseling Center. 

AVID Information Packet & Application for the Class of 2019

"60 Minutes" segment featuring AVID success stories



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