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

Recent Posts

GUEST SPEAKER FRIDAY 1/17/17 Periods 1 rm 80 and Period 2 Room 55

Welcome Ms. Elham Mirvahabi: Ultrasound technician. Be ready to learn all about the exciting world of ultrasound and how to be ready for a future in that field!!

Guest Speaker, Friday 1/13/2017

Brian Young, Occupational Therapist for Special Education in LAUSD will be visiting both the 7th and 8th grade AVID classes! We look forward to hearing all about this career and how he made it to where he is today!!

Guest Speakers

Thanks to Makayla Harmon's mother and sister who graciously took their time to come and present the exciting world of Real Estate to the AVID classes! Very informative!!

Bay Area Field Trip in the Spring!!!

Hey, AVID students!
Remember to reserve  your spot on the bus to San Francisco! December 9 is the deadline for your turning in your deposit to Ms. Drew. Fundraising opportunities are available. Don't delay!!

Hello AVID Students,

We are happy to inform you that all WICOR sections have been uploaded with strategies/templates/students samples. Please feel free to browse through all the sections (Math, Science, English, History) to see what strategies might be useful to you.
Additionally, under AVID support page, we have uploaded an AVID and STEM file. Take a look and see what examples are provided that might be of use to you.
Thank you and have a wonderful weekend
The AVID team

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.