• Hello ! Welcome to AVID!

    For more information:
    please contact MVHS AVID Coordinator 
    Email Address:      kalvarardo@murrieta.k12.ca.us                        
    Phone number:    (951) 696-1408 x5626








    AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, is an academic program designed to increase school-wide learning and performance.  The target AVID student is a student who has a strong desire to attend a four-year university and may or may not have an engraved foundation for success.  AVID students are bright students who may be underachieving, or are first generation college students who could benefit from additional guidance and support.  The AVID elective is a class that provides social and academic support as well as academic monitoring and tutoring.  The class focuses on reading and writing skills, organizational skills, Socratic questioning skills and collaborative learning skills.  Students have access to college-age tutors and take part in test preparation lessons to increase their performance in rigorous classes as well as standardized exams, such as the SAT and ACT.



    o   Weekly tutorial sessions with college tutors

    o   Writing Cornell notes in all classes

    o   Researching and applying to colleges

    o   Applying for financial aid and scholarships

    o   Researching professional careers

    o   Visiting college campuses

    o   Interacting with guest speakers

    o   Standardized test preparation

    o   WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading) based lessons

    o   Parent information sessions

    AVID fundraiser: DonorsChoose


    Data / Graduation Success Rates at AVID Districts/Schools


    First-generation, low-income AVID alumni who go to college are four times more likely to graduate than their national peers.. 42% of first-generation, low-income AVID college students graduate with a four-year degree within six years* 11% of peers nationally graduate within the same timeframe**


    Check out this scholarship opportunity for female high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in transportation. Transportation encompasses a variety of jobs including engineering, marketing, human resources, public outreach, accounting, IT, and more.


    Applications are available now at www.wtsie.org/scholarships and are due by October 25. Last year, we awarded over $40,000 in scholarship funds!

    AVID Logo

    The MVHS AVID Team

    AVID Coordinator: 

    Ms. Kelly Alvarado


    AVID Administrator:
    Mrs. Amy Irwin


    AVID Counselor: 


     AVID 9: 

    Mrs. Lorena Lailson


    AVID 10: 
    Mrs. Kelly Alvarado


     AVID 11: 

    Ms. Nicole Fryer


     AVID 12: 
    Mrs. Kelly Alvarado


Last Modified on Thursday at 10:45 AM