Complete this application and return to Ms. Arjaev (AVID Counselor) by April 20, 2020.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID embraces the philosophy that “effort creates ability.”  Thus, it is referred to as Advancement Via Individual Determination or AVID from the Latin root word “avidus” meaning “eager for knowledge.”

AVID’s Mission Statement and Focus:

To close the achievement gap and to ensure that students who are “in the middle” academically and are not performing to their potential receive the intensive support needed to:
  • Succeed in rigorous curriculum
  • Complete a rigorous college preparatory path
  • Engage in extracurricular activities at the school
  • Increase their enrollment in four-year colleges and graduate
  • Become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society

Perspective 2020-21 

AVID Students :

Are you ready to accept the challenge?

Please view the power point slides ABOVE

For more info about AVID. 

Complete your application and return to Ms. Arjeav

lguarrel@lausd.net  by April 20.


Detective Arguelles explained  the importance of being an ethical person in and out of school. He emphasized that academic skills, especially in the area of  writing,  are an absolute must for success in any career. While it is possible to become a police officer with a high school diploma, promotion to detective requires a Bachelors degree. 
 THANKS to LAPD Detective Al Arguelles for sharing your time with us today! Your presentation was enlightening and we learned so much!
Thank you, Alex Nieves for presenting to our AVID classes today! We really enjoyed hearing about your experiences at Occidental College and your work as a sports writer with NBC and Sports Illustrated.

Thank you!!

Dear AVID families,
Thank you for coming out Wednesday evening, for our first AVID family meeting. The library was packed!! We hope you received the answers to all your questions and concerns! In case you did not, feel free to call, email or send notes our way!!
Looking forward to a great year!
Ms. Jackson
Ms. Beauvoir
AVID Elective classes.

Thank you Mrs. Butterworth for an amazing presentation on orthopedic surgery performed at Children's Hospital.

Guest Speaker For AVID Students

Attention All AVID Teachers and Students
This Friday 9/30/16 we will have an amazing guest speaker. 
Mrs. Elaine Butterworth will be speaking to our AVID students. 
She is an RN for Children's Hospital and works in the field of orthopedic surgery. 
Time: 8:00 Am - 10:00 AM
Location: Room 80 

Thank you to Mr. Crawford, Vice President of IT, Kaiser Permanente.  We enjoyed your visit to the 7th and 8th grade AVID Elective classes on Friday 9/23/16