Current 8th graders:

Thank you for your interest in AVID! Recruitment for the 2018-2019 school year is underway, and the deadline is approaching.  Please contact the CHS AVID Coordinator, Jamie Newcomer, if your child did not receive an application and you would like to have one. 

Important Dates:

11/7/17: AVID Application link (Google Form) emailed to interested/recommended 8th grade students.

11/15/17: Informational AVID Parent Meeting for current 8th grade parents at CHS. There will be 2 meetings: 10-11am and another from 6-7pm in the Media Center rooms 3 & 4. 

12/3/17: AVID Applications Deadline

Week of January 8th: AVID Interviews for qualifying AVID students

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Welcome to AVID


Welcome to the AVID homepage.  AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  At Carmel High School, AVID teaches students who already have the potential for success the skills necessary to excel in high school and beyond.

The benefits of AVID extend into every classroom.  Students learn:

  • Skills for studying

  • how to overcome points of confusion

  • how to advocate for themselves at school

  • what it takes to be prepared for college  

Please review the AVID page for information about the principles, activities, and benefits of the AVID program. 




What is AVID?

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  AVID is a rigorous college preparatory program for students in grades 9-12 who have a strong desire to improve their study and test-taking skills.  This program is for highly motivated, average students with high standardized test scores who are looking to improve their GPA and attend college.  AVID is a four year elective class at Carmel High School and students receive elective credits for each semester of the class.

AVID Program video 



The AVID program is looking for college students who would be interested in working as a Tutor in the AVID classroom.  Tutors needed Wednesday and Thursday weekly during the school day.  The pay is $10 per hour.  Training for the program will be offered onsite.  If you would be interested, please contact Brittany Wiseman at (317) 846-7721 ext. 7483 or by email at bwiseman@ccs.k12.in.us



AVID Staff:

Linda Gibson--District Coordinator

Brooke Watkins--Administrator

Jamie Newcomer--AVID Coordinator

Brittany Wiseman--Tutor Coordinator

Nancy Spencer--Sophomore Elective Teacher

Sherry Lesako--Freshmen Elective Teacher

Beth Galvan--Freshmen/Junior Elective Teacher

Gordon Copee --Senior Elective Teacher

Erin Modisett-- Freshman Elective Teacher