AVID – Excel
College Readiness for English Learners


AVID-Excel is currently offered in 3 middle school sites in the School District of Palm Beach County.  Each site has a coordinator who is responsible for recruitment and implementation of AVID.

School Contact Email

John F. Kennedy Middle School


Timothy Nance




Palm Springs Middle School


Claude McKee




Tradewinds Middle School Carol Mercado carol.mercado@palmbeachschools.org


What is AVID- Excel?

AVID Excel is part of AVID’s English Learner College Readiness (ELCR) initiative, whose mission is to ensure that English Language Learners have full access to AVID and college-preparatory courses. The ELCR initiative includes:

  • AVID Excel Program
  • Two-day ELL math and ELL science trainings
  • ELL Write Path book and training
  • Infusion of AVID into ELD/ESL/ESOL courses
Kisa Permenter kisa.harley-permenter@palmbrachschools.org AVID District Director 561-982-0910
Becky Youngman Becky.youngman@palmbeachschools.org Manager, Single School Culture © Initiatives 561-982-0945
Ana Paula Vieira anapaula.vieira@palmbeachschools.org District ESOL Coordinator 561-434-8842