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What is AVID?Go To Top of Page

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an elective program that helps students to achieve the necessary requirements and skills to be eligible for university acceptance. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. The program has two major components: tutorials and AVID curriculum.  Tutorials occur 2 times per week. Tutorials are small study groups that are facilitated by peer tutors who assist students with their studies.  Each AVID student is to come prepared for the tutorial with questions from their core or college classes.  Field trips may be scheduled to visit local colleges and universities, providing students with the opportunity to visit the institutions firsthand.    
What are AVID student expectations?
  • Maintain at least a “B” average
  • Show great citizenship & attendance
  • Maintain an organized binder
  • Take Cornell Notes or complete a learning log for each class, every day.
  • Participate in weekly tutorials
  • Write, Question, Collaborate, and Read
  • Take AP classes when appropriate
  • Take PSAT, SAT, and/or ACT tests
  • Remain in the program for the entire year and preferably for the remainder of your high school career
  • Be a well-rounded student
  • Apply to several colleges or universities

What are AVID parent expectations?

AVID parents are expected to encourage their students to achieve academically, to maintain regular contact with the AVID Elective teacher and to become involved in the activities of the AVID program.

What happens in the AVID program?

The AVID Elective program is three-pronged:

1)    Students receive academic instruction in writing, note-taking, studying, test-taking, and organizing,

2)    Students receive academic support from through collaborative tutorial groups and peer counseling,

3)    Students are motivated to pursue academic excellence through goal setting, rigorous classes, cultural and college field trips, classroom guest speakers, and AVID team building.

How do you recognize an AVID student?

The AVID student carries a 3in. 3 ring binder, takes Cornell notes in classes or complete a learning log, is prepared for class, is a positive role model for others, and is "on track" for college.

What are AVID results?

Over 95% of students who have graduated from AVID programs have enrolled in four-year colleges and universities. Two years later, 89% are still enrolled

Is AVID for you?Go To Top of Page

AVID Student Profile:
  • GPA ranging 2.0-3.5
  • Desire to attend a four-year college/university and motivation to do the rigorous work necessary in advanced classes
  • Possibly the first person in the family to attend a 4-year college
  • Possibly economically disadvantaged
  • Excellent citizenship
  • May have special circumstances in educational advancement (i.e. single parent family, many siblings, non-native English speaker, recent death/illness/divorce in family, shyness, etc.)

Apply to the AVID program at EDHS!Go To Top of Page

Incoming 8th grade students are encouraged to apply to the AVID program. Fill out the online application. AVID interviews are held at the middle schools in the spring.
Students already enrolled at EDHS interested in the AVID program are encouraged to talk to their counselor about the possibility of joining.
If you have any questions, or need additional information about AVID, please contact Mrs. Fregoso in the counseling office at 530-622-3634 x1028.

AVID Peer TutorsGo To Top of Page

Click here for the AVID Tutor information flyer.
If you are interested in being an AVID tutor, apply here.