AVID LogoWhat is AVID?

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a college readiness system designed to increase the number of students who are prepared to enroll and persist in 4 year college or pursue other academic or professional goals. AVID is designed to specifically help students in the academic middle, and that match the criteria of the typical AVID student

The Green Bay Public Schools offers AVID for students in grades 7-12 at Edison, Washington and Lombardi Middle Schools, Red Smith K-8, and East, Preble, Southwest and West High Schools. 

What does GBAPS AVID Provide?

  • An elective class that uses an established curriculum made up of rigorous standards including a focus on WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading) strategies, focused note-taking, study skills, Socratic seminars, and tutorials led by trained adult and college age tutors.
  • Access to a structured, college preparatory system with decades of research and proven success.
  • Access to enrichment opportunities like college visits and guest speakers to educate students about their options, how to prepare, and what to expect when you attend a post secondary institution. 
  • A direct support structure for first-generation college students, grades 7-12.
  • A school-wide approach to curriculum and rigor adopted by nearly 4,000 schools in 45 states and 15 countries. The Green Bay Public School District has offered AVID to our students for approximately 15 years.
  • A professional development program that ensures our teachers stay current with AVID's best teaching practices for all types of learners.  

Department Staff

Paulette Zastrow
AVID Co-District Director
Email Paulette
Phone: (920) 272-2239

Gina Cornu-Zacharias
Director of Teaching and Learning Programs
AVID Co-District Director

Email Gina
Phone: (920) 448-7548


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