501 3c Organization


What is AVID?

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college-readiness program designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. It is already established in many Fulton County high schools, where it has increased both graduation rates and the number of college-bound students.

Why is AVID important to Riverwood? 

With high dropout rates among students in the academic middle, the Foundation, the Riverwood Administration, and the Faculty have taken steps to increase Riverwood’s graduation rate and help all students prepare for a college education. We are now in our fourth year of the AVID program at Riverwood and will have our first AVID students graduating in the Spring of 2018.  We are excited to see these students graduate and go on to pursue a college education!

What does your support mean to this Program?
The Foundation with the support of The Sandy Springs Society and the Riverwood community have provided supplies for the AVID classroom, field trips to area colleges, and tutors for higher level classes for the AVID students.  Your support ensures that every student at Riverwood graduates and goes on to compete in a Global community.

Program Achievements

how we make a difference

  • keeps our dropout rates low
  • more students pursue college educations
  • give students broadening opportunities