The AVID program is an essential part of Burley Middle School, and Albemarle County Public Schools.

An application process is required to join the program. To apply to Burley's AVID program please follow this link.
You can find out more information about this program and how it is run at Burley by contacting
Mr. Krishan Leong.

Many of Burley's current AVID participants will follow the program to their high school, but anyone is welcome to apply.

To apply to the Monticello High School AVID Program please follow this link, or contact William Trent, Lead AVID teacher at MoHS.

To apply to the Albemarle High School AVID Program please follow this link. For more information reach out to Katie Bledsoe, AVID counselor at AHS.

AVID is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in high school and college. The program places special emphasis on growing WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, reading), critical thinking, and teamwork skills.   AVID—Advancement Via Individual Determination. Each year, AVID serves 7,500 schools, 85,000 educators, and more than 2 million students.

The AVID student is a student who is classified as being in the academic middle (The B / C grade student), but shows potential to be much more than average.  Usually, the AVID student is first generation, (the first in their family to go to college), and historically under represented in higher education.

What can AVID do:

  • Teaches skills and behaviors for long-term academic success
  • Provides intensive support with tutorials
  • Helps to develop strong student/peer/teacher relationships
  • Creates a positive peer group for students
  • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination
  • Provide students with the opportunities to visit college campuses and witness first-hand the lives of college going students.