AVID: Advancement via Individual Determination

    The mission of AVID is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society. AVID is a college readiness system that takes students with the potential and determination to go to college and supports their academic success in the rigorous courses (MS advanced & HS Honors for grades 6-8; HS Honors, AP, AICE, & Dual Enrollment for grades 9-12) required for admission into those four year universities. In the AVID elective course, students are taught the skill sets (purposeful note-taking, organization, public speaking, responsibility, etc.) necessary to be successful in those rigorous courses. Many students will be the first in their families to attend college, come from low-income or minority families, or have unique personal circumstances that require a greater academic support system within the school day. AVID creates an atmosphere of positive peer culture for the students, in which they encourage each other to strive for success.  

AVID Elementary

  • AVID Elementary is a foundational component of the AVID College Readiness System that supports AVID's mission and vision.  As a school wide approach AVID Elementary focuses on embedding researched based instructional best practices in the areas of instruction, culture, leadership, and systems.  All AVID Elementary schools work with the teachers, staff, families, and students to build a college and career going culture that increases student success in all content areas. 

AVID Secondary

  • AVID Secondary is comprised of the AVID elective class and school wide initiatives.  The students in the AVID elective are students in the middle who have a desire to go to college and are willing to work hard.  These students take rigorous courses that are preparing them for college and the AVID elective is an academic support to allow them to be successful.  The school wide component creates a college and career going culture in the school for all students that encompasses high expectations and success for all.

Name Title Email Address Contact Number
Karen Bulino AVID District Director K-8 bulinok@pcsb.org (727) 588-6595
Kimberly Dennison AVID District Director K-8 dennisonk@pcsb.org (727) 588-6595
Lauren Drizd AVID District Director 6-12 drizdl@pcsb.org (727) 588-6595
Hannah Graziano AVID District Director 6-12 grazianoh@pcsb.org (727) 588-6595