Welcome to the 2021-22 school year. 

    Congratulations!!! You have been enrolled in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) college preparatory program for the 2021-2022 school year. Our nationally certified AVID program has had great success during our 13-year tenure, and we look forward to you carrying on that tradition of excellence. AVID is a college readiness system with the mission of closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and success in a global society. We focus on students in the “academic middle” and place them on a track for higher education offering tutoring during class twice each week as well as college and career readiness opportunities. Our program is an elective course that offers continuous progress monitoring for students. Our program is not a remedial course; but is one that pushes students to strive to reach their maximum potential.


    For the past six years, our program has graduated 100% of our students and last year secured over $860,000 in scholarships. Our students have been accepted to many prestigious Colleges and Universities throughout Florida and abroad having great success. We expect nothing less from the Class of 2022 who will begin their quest for higher education acceptance on the very first day of school.


    This year, Mrs. Genise Cooper, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Engram, Mr. Roosevelt Sea, and I will continue excellent instruction of our students. If you have any questions about our program in general, please feel free to contact me, Earl Hankerson at hankersone@leonschools.net or Genise Cooper at cooperg2@leonschools.net and visit www.avid.org for more details. I can be contacted at anytime through the REMIND app. We are anticipating a great year and look forward to great success.



    Earl Hankerson, AVID Coordinator