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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 (Latino, African American, American Indian, low income, English learner, foster children)

How To Join AVID for 2020-2021

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: turn in your application to your counselor or email to Ms. Salah after our meeting

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

Check out @ms.salah for updates on AVID.


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 graduates of 2018, 2019, and 2020 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
  • 95% are from historically underrepresented groups on college campuses
  • 100% have taken a course of rigor (AP class, college class, or PLTW class)
  • 50% earned a scholarship to help pay for college college, with one of our students receiving the nationwide Dell Scholarship for $20,000.
  • 100% were accepted to a 4 year university, with 100% accepted to a CSU.

They have been accepted to: UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, CSU Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU San Marcos, Sacramento State, San Fransisco State, CSU Northridge, CSU Fullerton, Cal Maritime, Cal State Channel Islands, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State East Bay, Cal State Humboldt, CSU Chico, CSU Monterey Bay, Fresno State, Sonoma State, CSU San Bernardino,  Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, North Carolina A&T, Chicago State University, University of Denver, BYU Idaho, Utah Valley University, University of New Mexico, Grand Canyon University, Colorado State, University of Utah, Arcadia University, University of Mississippi, Washington State University