Welcome to our AVID Department

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New Town High School is honored to be the first and only high school in the state of Maryland to be a National AVID Demonstration School as well an an AVID Site of Distinction.

AVID is a four-year college readiness system. The AVID program at NTHS works to prepare our students for success at a four year college or university. 9th and 10th graders who are not currently enrolled in our AVID Program are encouraged to apply to be an AVID Scholar during the next school year.

The AVID program is currently full for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available in November 2018. Please email Mrs. Albert ( for an application.

For more information about the national AVID program, please visit The AVID Website. If you have questions about the New Town High School AVID program, please contact Mrs. Kathy Albert, AVID Coordinator (

Our Team

Mrs. Kathy Albert
AVID Coordinator
AVID 11 & 12

Mr. Robert Shields
AVID 9 & 10

Ms. Trystan Denhard
‚ÄčAVID 11

AVID Site Team Members
Mr. Ambush
Ms. Bartel
Ms. Bernstein
Ms. Codd
Ms. Davis
Mr. Hammer
Mr. Holland

Mr. Horton

Mr. Kopec

Ms. Muller

Mr. O'Connor

Ms. Panczenko
Ms. Rollins

Mrs. Ross

Mr. Soler
Mrs. Spilker
Ms. Trowers

Mrs. Wrede
Ms. Sifford (Parent Member)

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