AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a college preparation system.  We have had AVID at O’Banion Middle School since 2007.  In 2012, we became an AVID National Demonstration School.

AVID focuses on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to turn ordinary students into extraordinary scholars.

We want you to be a part of our AVID Family. For more information, see our AVID counselor, Mr. Bloomfield (cpbloomf@garlandisd.net)  our AVID Coordinator, Ms. Greenidge (jfgreeni@garlandisd.net)

Keep your college promise! Join our AVID family!

For more AVID information, contact AVID central at:



o’banion avid - your college life starts here!

"Rigor without support is a prescription for failure; support without rigor is a tragic waste of potential." --Mary Catherine Swanson