Welcome to our AVID Department

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

Dear Titan Scholars,

The AVID Elective is a 6th through 12th grade component of the AVID Secondary System that prepares students in the academic middle for admission to a four-year college or university. Students take an AVID course throughout middle school and high school that provides them with the skills needed to be successful in advancing academically with the ultimate goal of attending college. For more than 30 years, AVID has been instrumental in preparing students for success in higher education.

The core component of the AVID Secondary System is the AVID class, which supports students as they challenge themselves in more rigorous classes. Students are taught study skills, note-taking, time management, writing skills, and research skills while being immersed in a college-going culture. The class also includes tutoring sessions that are led by college students and provide support for success in the academically rigorous curriculum. Additionally, the AVID class provides access to information about colleges and universities through field trips, guest speakers, college tutors, scholarship opportunities, and college admission requirement information.

Application process:
• Informational meeting for students who are eligible for participation in AVID
• Students turn in completed family information form, contact information for 3 teacher recommendation requests, and a short answer form
• Teachers submit the recommendation forms
• Students participate in student interviews in March

All information shared on this form will be used for the recruitment and selection of AVID students and will be held confidential. If you have any additional questions prior to completing this form, please contact our AVID coordinator, Mrs. Sanna via email at [email protected].

The Titan AVID Team

(Closes on March 1, 2024)

The 10 Expectations of an NTHS AVID Student

As an AVID Scholar, you should…
* want to go to a four year college,
* want to achieve the best grades possible,
* be willing to study, read and write EVERY night,
* be willing to enroll in the AVID Elective course all four years as well as take honors, GT, AP, and IB courses,
* be willing to come to school and go to class AT LEAST 96% of the time,
* achieve AT LEAST a 2.00 grade point average your first year in high school,
* be willing to change bad habits and create new ones,
* be willing to carry a large 3-ring binder to every class every day,
* see the value in being tutored every week and participate willingly and with enthusiasm,
* be passionate about learning, setting goals, and becoming more than you are now!

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 Ms. Rebecca Sanna, AVID Coordinator (rsanna@bcps.org).

Our Team

Mr. Richard Kline AVID 11 [email protected]
Ms. Kimisha Robinson AVID 10 [email protected]
Ms. Rebecca Sanna AVID Coordinator AVID 9 & 12 [email protected]
Ms. Sadie Spencer AVID 10 [email protected]

AVID Site Team Members
Mr. Ambush
Ms. Bartel
Ms. Mason
Mr. Hammer

Ms. Rollins
Ms. Sanna

Quarterly AVID Newsletters

Quarterly AVID Newsletter - July 2023
Quarterly AVID Newsletter - February 2022
Quarterly AVID Newsletter - November 2021

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