The Power of AVID

AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID is a “g” elective course that prepares high school students to succeed and be admitted to a 4-year college or university.

The AVID program is designed for students in the middle who show college potential. The program focuses on the importance of study skills, argumentative writing, goal setting, critical thinking, & time management. During junior & senior year, the focus is on skills students need to succeed in college, particularly college-level reading & writing.

Student Showcase

Guadalupe Silva Dueñas

San Mateo High School

  • First Generation College Student

  • 4.05 Weighted GPA (AP Span Lang, APUSH, APES, AP Span Lit)

  • Co-President La Raza

  • Cheerleader for three years

  • Accepted at UC Davis, UC Merced, SJSU, Chico State, University of Portland, University of Oregon, USF, University of Southern California

Aaron Martin Gomez

Capuchino High School

  • 3 year AVID Student

  • First Generation College Student

  • Mainstreamed from ELD freshman year

  • Accepted to San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Sacramento State University

Ashley Arce

Aragon High School

  • 4 year AVID student and AVID Peer-Tutor

  • First Generation College Student

  • GPA: 3.78 Weighted(APUSH, APES, AP Gov/ AP Studio Art/ Pre-Calc)

  • Member of the Aragon Softball Team (grades 9-12) and California Bombers Softball

  • Accepted to Arizona State, CU Boulder, Cal State LA, Cal Poly Pomona, Chico State, Hawaii Pacific University, Holy Names University, Sacramento State, SFSU, Oregon State, UNLV, University of Alabama, University of Arizona