"AVID is a fourth- through twelfth-grade system to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility. It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement gap."
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    Murrieta Mesa High School's AVID program works to achieve the goal of supporting all of our students in attending a four-year college after high school by:
    • encouraging effective note-taking techniques and habits
    • promoting the four pillars of Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading (WICOR)
    • supporting students in actively participating in a rigorous academic environment
    • promoting student and parent involvement in decisions and planning
    • providing information about colleges and how to get there
    • supporting students in setting and achieving goals that will take them to college
  • National Demonstration School

    students hold AVID banner Updated:  July 25, 2023

    Murrieta Mesa held a special celebration on February 28, 2017, to celebrate becoming an AVID National Demonstration School.  AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college-readiness system designed to narrow the achievement gap between the lowest- and highest-performing students and increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges.

    Attaining this designation places Murrieta Mesa in the top 3 percent of approximately 5,600 AVID schools in 44 states, the District of Columbia, 16 countries and U.S. territories.  Murrieta Mesa will now serve as a model to other schools interested in implementing or expanding the AVID college preparation program.   

    Murrieta Mesa Principal at the time Steve Ellis said, “It has taken three and half years of hard work and dedication on the part of students, staff, and parents to move from being a school that does AVID to becoming the model of AVID and earning the designation of AVID National Demonstration School.” 

    Murrieta Mesa and MVUSD AVID Coordinator Denise Guzman stated “I am extremely proud of our students and staff.  When we see kids entering high school unsure of future plans who end up in college with a clear direction because of the support and structure AVID provides, I know we are changing lives.” 

    AVID Demonstration Schools undergo a rigorous validation process and are required to be re-validated every few years to ensure high levels of implementation, with quality and fidelity to AVID strategies school-wide.  Mesa's most recent validation was in 2023.

Last Modified on July 25, 2023