AVID Coordinator

Howe, Maria

AVID Site Team

Bajar, Brie
Vice Principal
Chu-Weber, Angela
Freeman, Amy
Malone, Kate

AVID Program

2016-2017 AVID Site Team

AVID Site Team
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AVID's Mission

AVID's Mission


AVID Elective


"AVID Secondary starts with an elective class for one period a day, where students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable."- AVID.org


AVID Curriculum


"The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was developed by middle and high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. It is based on best teaching practices in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading, and it is supported by state and national content standards. AVID curriculum is used in the AVID Elective to guide teachers and students, while planning strategies for success, by focusing on time management and study skills."-AVID.org


AVID Objectives

  • To provide academic instruction and support to students to prepare them for eligibility to four-year colleges and universities.
  • To give students college level entry skills
  • To increase the “coping skills” of program participants.
  • To motivate students in the program to seek a college education
  • To increase the participants level of career awareness.
  • To target students in the academic middle who may be without a college going tradition in their families.


AVID Introduction Video-One Teacher One Classroom

For an introduction to the AVID program, watch the video by following this link.



The Benefits of AVID

  • "AVID students complete university entrance requirements at a much higher rate than their non-AVID peers." -AVID.org
  • "AVID closes the achievement gap."-AVID.org
  • "AVID encourages its junior high students to pursue college-preparatory coursework, and they complete it at an impressive rate."-AVID.org
  • "One of the most impressive and consistent indicators of AVID's success is the rate at which it sends students to four-year colleges. In 2014, 88% of AVID students applied to colleges and 78% were accepted." –Avid.org

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can participate in AVID?

Students who have the potential, desire, and motivation to attend a four-year college.


What are the qualifying factors for an AVID candidate?

  • Have between a 2.0-3.5 GPA
  • Have a good attendance and discipline record
  • Have good work habits, motivation, and is able to work collaboratively with others
  • Be a representative of traditionally under represented groups
  • Are willing to commit themselves to a minimum of 2 hours of homework each night in all classes
  • Are willing to commit to enrollment in a rigorous college preparatory sequence of courses.
  • Be the first in their family to attend college.

What is AVID not?

  • A remedial or at risk program
  • Easy-it requires dedication, motivation, and commitment