AVID is a sixth through twelfth grade program to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility.  It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement gap.  For more information: avid.org
    AVID targets students in the academic middle - B, C, and even D students - who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard.  These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential.  Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families.  AVID pulls these students out of their unchallenging courses and puts them on the college track: acceleration instead of remediation. 
    Not only are students enrolled in their school's toughest classes, such as honors and Advanced Placement, but also in the AVID elective.  For one period a day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable.  Their self-images improve, and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other students.
    Mount Pleasant High School is the first school in the state of Delaware to graduate AVID students.
    The AVID program is offered in all of our district secondary schools. The Brandywine School District invites interested students and parents to learn more about AVID by contacting the school coordinators, attending an informational meeting, and obtaining application materials. See below for more information.
    Cary B. Riches, AVID District Director
    District Administrative Office
    1311 Brandywine Blvd
    Wilmington, DE 19809
    Brandywine High School                                           P.S. duPont Middle School                             
    Kimberly Neal, AVID Site Coordinator                      Pam Rada, AVID Site  Coordinator 
    302-479-1600                                                               302-762-7146 
    Kimberly.neal@bsd.k12.de.us                                     pamela.rada@bsd.k12.de.us
    Concord High School                                                Springer Middle School
    Stephen Benscotter, AVID Site Coordinator              Crystal Bostick, AVID Site Coordinator
    302-475-3951                                                              302-762-1623
    Stephen.benscotter@bsd.k12.de.us                              crystal.bostick@bsd.k12.de.us
    Mount Pleasant High School                                    Talley Middle School
    Robyn Howton, NBCT, AVID Site Coordinator         Paula Mitchell, AVID Site Coordinator
    302-762-7125                                                               302-475-3976
    robyn.howton@bsd.k12.de.us                                      paula.mitchell@bsd.k12.de.us