AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an exceptional program that begins in middle school and is designed to help students accomplish their dream of successfully attending a four-year college or university. AVID provides students with the skills they need to be successful in middle school and high school and the tools, guidance and courses necessary for college acceptance. Over the years, AVID seniors from the district's high schools have achieved an amazing 98% four-year college acceptance rate which far exceeds the national college acceptance rate of 36%.
The AVID program gives day-to-day mentoring help, creates a vision of college as attainable, and provides guidance in how to negotiate the college preparatory system. AVID places students with a strong group of peers and adults who share a commitment to academic achievement. Ultimately, AVID provides structure and a sense of family to support students as they take on the academic challenges necessary to achieve their goal of acceptance to a four-year college or university.
Incoming High School Students and parents interested in the High School AVID program for next year are encouraged to talk to the district's AVID Coordinator, Denise Guzman to learn more about the extraordinary AVID programs in the district.
College admission requirements are becoming more and more competitive each year, so all students are encouraged to learn how the AVID program can make their college application stand out above the rest.