AVID: Proven Achievement. Lifelong Advantage.

AVID graduates

    The mission of the Chatham County Schools is to graduate globally competitive, well-rounded students by providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum in an effective, safe, and nurturing learning environment.  

    Proven Achievement. Lifelong Advantage.

    AVID, an acronym for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a nationally recognized non-profit college readiness system with the mission to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.  For all high school students the instructional strategies in the AVID college readiness system are used schoolwide and emphasize writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, reading, and critical thinking.  AVID includes a student application for voluntary participation in an elective course. 



    Non-Discrimination Statement - Public Notice

    In compliance with federal laws, Chatham County Schools administers all locally operated educational programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, marital status, pregnancy, military service, disability, gender, or sexual orientation, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to the following points of contact:

    Chatham County Schools AVID College Readiness System: Dr. Kelly Batten, Executive Director, kbatten@chatham.k12.nc.us, 919-542-3626

    Chatham Central High School: Dr. Karla Eanes, Principal; Laurie Paige, AVID site coordinator

    Jordan-Matthews High School: Mr. Tripp Crayton, Principal; Elizabeth Deaton, AVID site coordinator

    Northwood High School: Dr. Brad Walston, Principal; Skip Thibault, AVID site coordinator

    Chatham Middle School: Mr. Chad Morgan, Principal; Katie Lindley, AVID site coordinator