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Warm Springs Named AVID Site of Distinction!

Our school was notified that we have been recognized by AVID as a Site of Distinction for our school wide AVID programs. Sites that earn Site of Distinction recognition represent a superior level of implementation and fidelity, demonstrating excellence in instructional practice and the promotion of college readiness for all AVID Elective students, and improved academic performance for all students based on increased opportunities.
 
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.
 
If you are interested in the AVID program for next year, talk to your counselor or the district's AVID Coordinator, Denise Guzman to learn more about the extraordinary AVID program.
 
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.
 
WSMS Rocks!