Welcome to PGHS AVID

AVID is a four year elective course designed to help students achieve their college dreams. For the past 16 years, AVID has helped hundreds PG students gain admission to UC, CSU and private colleges. PGHS AVID alum have been accepted to many colleges including: UC Davis, UC San Diego, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, UC Merced, San Diego State, Sacramento State, Chico State, CSU Monterey Bay, San Jose State, UOP, St Mary's, Arizona State, Oregon State and many, many more.


Graduating with a high school diploma does not guarantee admission to a four year college. AVID prepares students and provides them with the information and skills to get admitted and be successful when they get there. Each year over 90% of PGHS AVID seniors successfully complete A-G college admission requirements.

What is taught in AVID?

  • Notetaking, organization

  • Academic Planning - classes you need to take for college admission

  • College Readiness skills - Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading (WICOR) these skills prepare students to be successful in high school and beyond.

  • College Knowledge - college research, financial aid, college applications, scholarships

A Week in the AVID Classroom

What does AVID have to offer?

    • Personalized Academic Advising - AVID students have the support of the entire AVID site team which includes AVID teachers, AVID Coordinator, & AVID counselors

    • Peer Support - Collaboration and teambuilding activities and shared experiences create a sense of family among AVID students

    • Academic Support - Biweekly peer tutoring helps students master rigorous curriculum