• AVID


    AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase school wide learning and performance.

    The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates students' learning, uses research-based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.  



  • 2023 AVID College Fair

    For the 2nd consecutive year, the College Fair in partnership with Tallahassee Community College did not disappoint. Students had an opportunity to interact with several excellent institutions including:

    • Albany State University
    • Florida A&M University
    • Florida Polytechnic University
    • Florida State University
    • Full Sail University
    • Lively Technical College
    • Southwest Georgia State College
    • Tallahassee Community College
    • University of Alabama
    • University of Florida
    • University of North Florida
    • University of Northwestern Ohio
    • University of West Florida
    • United States Army
    • United States Navy
    • TCC Sister to Sister Organization 

    We were also joined by our friends at Godby and Chiles HS.


    FSU College of Nursing

    A special thank you to Dr. Dickey and Dr. Baker from the FSU College of Nursing for sharing with our students on Monday, January 30, 2023. See photos below

    The end of the first semester has concluded and we have had great success. Students are being accepted to college and earning scholarships. Continue to look out for more great outcomes!

    Senior Tips

    • Begin narrowing down to your Top 3 schools
    • Check your FAFSA for up-to-date information
    • Check on due dates for school fee deposits (Housing/Meal Plan/Tuition, etc.)
    • Discuss housing options

    Lunch & Learn

    She Academy, Inc., the DeBoles Johnson Foundation, Inc., and the Rickards AVID program hosted the inaugural Lunch N Learn on September 17th. Lunch N Learn is an engaging career development luncheon for 8th- 12th grade students. 

    Students interacted with several business owners and service providers, stretched out their bodies with Temple Fit, Co., and went home with great tips from the speakers!

    We are sending a huge thank you to the speakers for delivering great tips and information to the students: 

    Marvin M Boatman- Personal/Professional Development

    Terrance L. Barber- Entrepreneurship

    Zenani D. Johnson- Social Media Presence

    Thank you to the participating agencies of the Speed Networking hour:

    Campus USA Credit Union

    Career Source Capital Region

    Conversations with Nicole

    Mikaya Dionne Enterprises

    Tallahassee Fire Department

    Tallahassee Police Department

    Thank you to the participating agencies of the Lunch N’ Look: 

    Keiser University

    Tallahassee Fire Department

    Tallahassee Police Department

    Most importantly, THANK YOU to our event sponsors: 

    Temple Fit, Co.

    The DeBoles Johnson Foundation, Inc. 

    Capital City Youth Development Corporation

    Leon County Government

    Special THANK YOU to the parents and family members for getting your students to the event! It is your support and engagement that we are able to further our impact!