The Mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, especially students in middle abilities, are capable of completing a college-preparatory path. 

Students will:

  • succeed in rigorous curricula
  • enter mainstream activities of the school
  • increase their enrollment in four-year colleges and universities
  • become education and responsible participants/leaders in our society

AVID Purpose:  to restructure the teaching methods of an entire school and to provide open access to the curricula that will ensure four year-college eligibility for all students.

Why AVID Works:

  • AVID focuses on academic success of underachieving students as a school wide issue and towards access to rigorous courses for all
  • AVID training fosters excellence in teachers as a way to foster excellence in students
  • AVID reinforces the college-going culture by having high expectations for all

The AVID Student Profile: AVID is designed for students with academic potential who have:

  • average to high test scores
  • 2.0 - 3.5 GPA
  • college potential with
  • desire and determination

and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • first in the family to attend college
  • low income
  • special circumstances

Where it is and How it Works:  The AVID program works within the regular school day and includes an elective class, trained tutors, and AVID teachers, focusing on college preparation, writing, inquiry and collaboration. 

Click here to go to the National AVID Web Site

A.V.I.D. Program 



AVID 11 Junior Seminar

AVID 12 Senior Seminar 


A.V.I.D. Site Team 

León, Luis                 AVID Co-Coordinator, AVID 11/12 

Brescia, Melissa       AVID Co-Coordinator, English Teacher 

Gutierrez, Richard   Principal, AVID Site Administrator

Padilla, Deisy            AVID Counselor 

Hardwicke, Chris      Social Science Teacher/AVID 11 

Bottoms, Lauren      Social Science Teacher/AVID 11 

Bering, Gavin            Social Science Teacher/ AVID 10

Laine, Daniel            Computer Teacher/AVID 10 

Alcala, Nohely          Social Science Teacher/AVID 10 

Martin, Joanna         Social Science Teacher/AVID 9 

Lopez, Tavish           English Teacher/AVID 9  

Barba, Sara               World Language Teacher/AVID 9

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