Tina Petrusha, Social Studies, AVID Department Chair

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an elective class designed to prepare students for advanced high school classes and college. This nationwide program designed to close the achievement gap has been in existence for over 30 years and we are now happy to offer this program at Kennedy Catholic.

The AVID student is someone who is capable of completing a college-prep curriculum but may be falling short of his or her potential. In addition to teaching students the necessary skills and techniques in the classroom, AVID helps students navigate the college admissions and finical aid process. AVID students are motivated to do well and are serious about their academic future.