#College Bound!


adds a plan to your college dreams!

Dream + Plan (x Effort) = Success

A goal without a plan is just a dream


AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a college readiness program that provides students with the skills necessary to seek admission to a four-year college or university. Students take the AVID elective throughout middle school and high school to learn new strategies and systems for academic success. If you want to go to college, are a hard worker, have good attendance, and are motivated to improve, AVID may be able to help you reach your goals! AVID students become part of the AVID family where they feel connected and supported! If you think AVID might be the right fit for you, click the link at the right to download & complete the AVID application for the 2018/2019 school year.


  • 2.5-3.8 GPA (academic middle)
  • Good attendance record
  • Satisfactory school citizenship
  • Motivated to succeed
  • Willing to try new strategies
  • Good work habits
  • Average to high test scores
  • College potential with support
  • First in family to go to college
  • Other unique or special circumstances


  • Community Service opportunities
  • FAFSA, SAT, & college applications
  • Organization & time management
  • Tutorial study groups with support

from college & high school tutors

  • GPA grade analysis & goal setting
  • Team building & AVID “family”
  • Field trips to California colleges
  • Guest Speakers (colleges & careers)
  • Mentoring in the "AVID Family"

Incoming 7th Graders (current 6th graders)

Applications are due to Granite Ridge by March 16th, 2018

Current 7th - 11th Graders

Applications are due in Room #221 by Monday, February 5th!

Current 7th - 11th Graders

Interviews will be scheduled during lunch the week of February 5th, 2018

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Is AVID Right for You?

Are you struggling to stay organized? Do you seem to put things off to the last minute and not have time for quality work? Are your grades a little lower than you want? Do you struggle to find a system that works for you to learn and remember new or challenging material? Are you reluctant to ask your teachers for extra help? Do you want to do better in school and prepare to go to college? If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, AVID might be the perfect elective for you!


New AVID students and their parents are invited to attend our AVID Contract Signing Celebration at lunch on Friday, March 9th in the Library Lecture Hall (LLH) at Clovis North. Lunch will be provided, you get a better understanding of the commitment you are making as you join the AVID family, and you will have a chance to learn more about the opportunities that await you in AVID.

Please let us know via email to martyswift@cusd how many will be attending this lunch meeting from your family. Students & parents are invited!

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