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AVID is not just another program...

at its heart,

AVID is a philosophy

Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge.


AVID 9                                             

Prerequisite:  Selection process, 2.4 – 3.5 GPA

This is a one year course - two consecutive semesters. The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) course is an elective class for students who are college-bound.  The AVID curriculum focuses on writing, inquiry, collaboration and reading (WICR) through both teacher and tutor-led activities.  While concurrently enrolled in a college-prep (A-G) course of study, students learn strategies to enhance success.  Note-taking, outlining, writing, speaking, reading, test-taking strategies and self-awareness are all developed and integrated.  In addition, the course offers team-building activities and intensive preparation for the ACT, and SAT. This course meets the “G” requirement for a-g.

January 2018 Newsletter

Jan 2018

AHS Focused Notes

Cornell Notes Template
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Ms. Gutierrez, Dept Chair

(626) 815 - 3554

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Patricia Dorsey

(626) 815 - 3516

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Michelle Garcia

(626) 815 - 3528

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Lanae Harper

(626) 815 - 3561

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