Welcome to

Charleston ECHS AVID

AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills. Here at Early College High School, AVID is the driving force of all classes. Every students will be in an AVID elective class every year. Our belief is we are teaching the students the tools needed to be successful in their college classes at Trident Technical College as they earn their Associates Degree as well as in their high school classes.

Meet the Early College AVID TEAM:

Melissa McCants

AVID Coordinator


College of Charleston, '04

Columbia University Teachers College, '09

University of South Carolina, '13

Kimberly Davis

10th and 12th Grade AVID Elective Teacher


University of South Carolina, '84

Greenville Technical College, '99

Catherine Misar

11th Grade AVID Elective Teacher


University of Maryland, '05

Marymount University, '08

Kristin Rebholz

12th Grade AVID Elective Teacher


College of Charleston

Kelly Roark

10th Grade AVID Elective Teacher


College of Charleston, '96

University of South Carolina, '00

Lynne Weisskopf

11th Grade AVID Elective Teacher


Old Dominion University

University of Southern Maine

George Mason University

Yuan Wiseman

9th Grade AVID Elective Teacher


Kent State University, '96

The Citadel, '14