AVID, or Advancement via Individual Determination, is a college readiness program that equips avid logostudents with the necessary tools and skills needed to successfully matriculate through a four-year university program.

AVID students are taught organizational strategies and study skills, use collaboration to solve problems, and receive help with college admissions and preparatory tests.  R.A. Long’s AVID program creates a close-knit, supportive community that helps our students build a strong foundation for their future academic, professional, and personal success.

AVID Student Resources

AVID Site Team

Rich ReevesDistrict Director
Lacey GriffithsAVID Administrator/Coordinator
Lisa MaxeyAVID Counselor
Jodi FowlerCareer Center

AVID Elective Teachers

Janelle OrmondClass of 2019
Robyn LewisClass of 2020
Christina ReevesClass of 2021
Lacey GradyClass of 2022

AVID Students

AVID students apply and/or are nominated for the AVID program. Criteria include:

  • Students with Academic Potential
    • Average to high test scores
    • 2.0-3.5 GPA
    • College potential with support
    • Desire and determination
  • Meets one or more of the following criteria
    • First to attend college
    • Historically underserved in four-year college
    • Low income
    • Special Circumstances
    • “AVID Heart”

AVID Parents

Typical AVID Student Schedule

Students take a regular schedule with three days a week spending a class period with AVID specific content and on Tuesday and Thursdays special tutoring sessions are held. Many students take Advanced Placement(AP) and/or Honors classes.

How are students selected for AVID?

Using the AVID criteria, the RA Long Site Team will recruit and go through the selection process in the Spring. If you have additional questions regarding the selection process, please contact Lacey Griffiths at 575-7115.

Time Line for AVID selection

January/February: Grades, MSP, Attendance, Discipline, and MAPs test scores are mined for potential students.
February/March: Invitations are sent out to those potential candidates and meet with them for an informational meeting, handing out applications for those interested.
March/April: Applications and recommendations come to Site Team to be scored. Interviews are scheduled.
April: Interviews and selection letters go out
May: Parent Night and Celebration

AVID MathPaul Jeffries, Janelle Ormond, Dave Dahlberg, Nate Nielsen, Billy Arn, Jennifer Godinho
AVID EnglishMike Fajardo, Will Woodrum, Lacey Grady, Taylor Wallace, Robyn Lewis, Tracy Snider, Sarah Clark
AVID ScienceEric Bertram, Josh Donaldson, Brian Cohen, Dan Ruiz
AVID Social StudiesJohn Ott, Christina Reeves, Erin Gimper, DeWayne McCabe
AVID CTESharon Jacobs, Joe Reid