AVID Program

AVID stands for "Advancement Via Individual Determination."
The AVID concept was developed in California by Mary Catherine Swanson in the early 1980's.
 
The AVID program was piloted for our district 2017. In 20018, enrollment in AVID doubled and has grown steadily each year. 
 
AVID at Dover High is considered both a  9-12 college-prep elective class and a school wide set of research-based instructional practices to improve success for all students.  AVID students are capable of completing college-prep curriculum and have a strong desire to attend college. The AVID curriculum is designed to help students fulfill their potential; academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational activities help keep each student on track.

Students apply to be interviewed for the program and, if selected, choose AVID for one of their elective classes each year.
 
AVID students conduct socratic tutorials twice a week, engage in rigorous AVID curriculum (includes: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reading), and participate in both college visits and team building. 

Dover High School's AVID Team 

AVID Elective Teachers and Counselor 
Emily Krieger- AVID 12 elective teacher and coordinator 

Kelly Kozlowski- AVID coordinator and AVID 9,  10, and 11 counselor 

Julie Colacchio- AVID 11 elective teacher 

Michelle Kelly- AVID 10 elective teacher

Erica Drnek-  AVID elective 9 teacher 

Site Team and AVID trained teachers
Veronica O'Hearn
Leomaris Garnot
Jen Tilltoson
Kelli Costello
Laura Grutzmacher
Eric Anderson
Robert Chasse

AVID Administrators
Donna Basting 
Genie Angelis 
Steve Hicks 


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