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AVID Student Profile

Students With Academic Potential:

  • 2.7-3.2 GPA (the “academic middle” -- although GPAs usually go up after the first year of being enrolled in AVID!)

  • College potential with support

  • Desire and determination

Meets Nationally Defined Criteria for AVID Program:

  • First (generation) in family to attend college

  • AND

  • From a historically underrepresented/ underserved group in four-year colleges  or low income

How To Join AVID

Click here for the AVID recruitment presentation.

CUSD 8th graders:

Click here for the application.

CHMS students: due Jan 17th to your counselor.

AO/VMS students: details coming soon

Out of district students joining us in Fall 2020 and current SCHS students: Click here for the application (due Feb. 11th for current SCHS students).

Please print and send to Aida Salah at SCHS as soon as possible.

Contact Information
Aida Salah (760) 331-6677 AVID Coordinator/AVID Teacher

Check out @scbobcats and @ms.salah for updates on AVID.

Interested in Becoming a College Tutor for the AVID Program?

College Tutors play a big role in the AVID program. They facilitate small group tutorial sessions, assist with students' organization and study habits, and act as role models for our students so they can see what it takes to be a successful college student.


Please email Aida Salah ( if you are interested in volunteering or working with our program.  


What Is AVID?

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nationally recognized college readiness program (delivered via the elective class) designed to assist students, most underrepresented in the 4-year college system, work toward college acceptance. AVID students will become college and career ready by learning organizational and study skills, critical thinking and inquiry, receiving academic help from peers and college tutors, and participating in enrichment and motivational activities (such as guest speakers and university field trips). AVID students strive to become academically successful leaders and role models for other students. To remain in good standing, AVID students must maintain appropriate grades, behavior, and school attendance.   Click here for more detailed information on AVID.

AVID Works!

The SCHS AVID Class of 2018 and 2019 are a reminder that AVID has the potential to change lives:

  • 50% are the first generation in their family to graduate high school
  • 80% are the first generation in their family to attend college
  • 100% are from historically underrepresented groups on college campuses
  • 100% have taken an AP course or college class
  • More than 1/3 received a scholarship to college, with one of your students receiving the nationwide Dell Scholarship for $20,000.
  • 100% were accepted to a 4 year university, with 100% being accepted to a CSU and 30% accepted to a UC

They will be attending: CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU San Marcos, Sacramento State, San Fransisco State, CSU Northridge, CSU Fullerton, MiraCosta College, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, UC San Diego, UC Merced, and UC Riverside


AVID Family 2017-2018


What does AVID mean to you?