(Advancement Via Individual Determination)
What is AVID?
  • A college preparatory program
  • An academic elective class
  • A program that helps students qualify for attendance in a four-year college or university
AVID Activities
  • Learning with college tutors
  • Writing for all classes
  • Developing success strategies
  • Applying for college
  • Preparing for a professional career
  • Visiting college campuses
  • Interacting with guest speakers
  • Participation in extracurricular and community activities
AVID Objectives
  • To provide academic instruction and support to students
  • To prepare students for eligibility to a four-year college or university
  • To give students college level entry skills
  • To increase the coping skills of program participants
  • To motivate program students to seek a college education
  • To increase the participant's level of career awareness
Who May Participate?

Students who have the potential and desire to attend a four-year college and
  • Have appropriate classroom behavior
  • Have between a 2.0 and 3.0 grade point average
  • Have a good attendance record.
  • Are willing to commit themselves to a minimum of two hours of homework each night
  • Are willing to commit to enrollment in a rigorous college preparatory sequence of courses
Dr. Jennifer De Baca Sandoval

Dyan Acevedo (9th & 10th grade)
Amanda Miramontes (11th grade)
(11th &12th Grade)

, PHS College Advisor
Maria Yepez, Cal-SOAP
Bryan Benavides, Rio Hondo Outreach

For more information visit the: AVID Program Website
AVID PARENT HANDBOOK (English and Spanish)