Madison AVID Program

Advancement Via Individual Determination

College Prep Packets for Parents

Welcome Future College Graduates and Guests!

Our AVID students are an amazing group of young super stars and future college bound students. They have shown great academic potential in order to become a part of this elite group. We look forward to a great journey together on your way to meet your dreams.

The class is based on three main components:

  1. Academic instruction
  2. Tutorial support
  3. Motivational activities

You will achieve your dreams.

Together let’s enjoy the journey!

Information on AVID:

What AVID is:

  • in-school academic support program for grades 5-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.
  • places academically average students in advanced classes.
  • levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income and other students without a college-going tradition in their families.
  • is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle.
  • is implemented school wide and district wide

What AVID is not:

  • a remedial program
  • a free ride
  • a niche program
  • a college outreach program

Useful Forms

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AVID Site Team

Kacy Norgan 
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AVID Coordinator, 11th/12th Grade AVID Elective Teacher
Lindsey Jordan
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9th Grade AVID Elective Teacher
Rita Villanueva
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10th Grade AVID Elective Teacher
John Cadena
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10th Grade AVID Elective Teacher
Mariel Gaitan-Martinez
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English Representative
Amy Willeford
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English Representative
Karen Doss
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Math Representative
Amanda Harrison
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Math Representative
Walonda Whitaker
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Science Representative
Amy Dorsey
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Social Studies Representative
Linda Sandoval
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AVID Counselor
Kelly Taylor
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AVID Administrator

Other Links

AVID Official Website
James Madison Website
Parent Portal
Teacher Web
NEISD Website