AVID Background

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. 

CONTACT US

Haas, Stephanie   Math Teacher
Hardwicke, Christopher   Social Studies Teacher
Martin, Jo Anna   Social Studies Teacher
Ortiz, Gregory (916) 681-7575 ex.0 Counselor
Swan, Sarah   AVID Teacher
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