La Quinta High School


79-255 Blackhawk Way, La Quinta, CA 92253 | (760) 772-4150

What is AVID?

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID was founded in 1980 by Mary Catherine Swanson, an English teacher in San Diego, CA. What started as a one-teacher program for 30 students has become a national success story. AVID exists in 7,000 public schools in 47 U.S. states, closing the opportunity gap for over 2 million students.

AVID Educators are hope-carriers and we believe that every student has the ability to achieve their highest level of potential - sometimes, we just need a little push. AVID will be here for the highs, the lows, and the in-betweens every step of the way. AVID is a family and what may begin as just a 9th-grade elective will carry you to success for life, college, and career.

With AVID by your side, you will be able to identify, follow, and realize your dreams. The journey will not be easy but we promise you, it will be worth it. Take this journey with us and join AVID at La Quinta High School!

AVID's mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society.

LQHS AVID Program Calendar of Events

AVID's Mission at La Quinta High School

In the La Quinta High School AVID Program, we strive to close the opportunity gap among our students. We work closely with teachers, students, and families to build a strong community of scholars that are ready to move into a global society after graduation. Your AVID Scholar will walk away with key skills, like:

Congratulations AVID Scholars, Class of 2023! Fly High!

AVID Club Leadership, 2023-2024

AVID 9, c/o 2027

AVID 10, c/o 2026

AVID 11, c/o 2025

AVID 12, c/o 2024

AVID Executive Board, 2023-2024

Executive President

Alex Sanchez-Morgan

Executive Vice President

Ambree Zazueta

Executive Treasurer

Keyla Romanello

AVID Club Events

🎓 LQ AVID Monthly Newsletter 🎓

AVID Reader, V1 No. 1 Aug23.pdf

Vol. 1, Iss. 1 - August 2023

AVID Reader, V1 No. 3 Oct23.pdf

Vol. 1, Iss. 3 - October 2023

AVID Reader, V1 No. 2 Sept23.pdf

Vol. 1, Iss. 2 - September 2023

AVID Reader, V1 No. 4 NovDec23.pdf

Vol. 1, Iss. 4 - November/December 2023


LQ AVID Back-to-School Night Presentations


Back to School Night Presentation for LQHS AVID Classes.

La Quinta High School's Mission Statement

The mission of La Quinta High School’s culturally diverse community is to provide, through a wide range of programs and opportunities, an academic, creative, social and co-curricular environment which develops well-rounded lifelong learners who are productive, ethical, and global citizens. 

La Quinta High School's Vision Statement

The vision of La Quinta High School’s culturally diverse community is to support a rigorous and relevant curriculum and experience for all students that places an emphasis on ensuring that positive and collaborative relationships are established to foster engaging and meaningful learning. We create a positive, safe, and supportive learning environment that nurtures the academic, personal, and social development of our students, preparing them for a lifetime of learning, service, and leadership. 

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