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AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society.



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AVID student profile:

* In the academic middle

* Average test scores

* College potential with support

* Good attendance

* Good behavior in and out of the classroom

* Has the desire and individual determination to work hard and succeed

* May be the first generation in family to attend college

* Historically underserved in four-year colleges and universities

* Special circumstances

* Demonstrates good citizenship

* Able to work well with others


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AVID is an A-G approved academic elective course that prepares students for college and career readiness and success. Often, AVID Elective students will be the first in their families to attend college and come from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum with the support of the AVID Elective class.


The AVID Elective class places these students on the college track, requiring students to enroll in the most rigorous courses that are appropriate for them, such as Honors and Advanced Placement®. To support them in the rigorous coursework, AVID students learn organizational and study skills, develop critical thinking, learn to ask probing questions, receive academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities to make their college dreams reality.

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AVID es un curso optativo académico aprobado por A-G que prepara a los estudiantes para el éxito universitario y profesional. A menudo, los estudiantes electivos AVID serán los primeros en sus familias en asistir a la universidad y vendrán de grupos tradicionalmente subrepresentados en la educación superior. Estos son estudiantes que son capaces de completar un plan de estudios riguroso con el apoyo de la clase electiva AVID.


La clase electiva AVID pone a estos estudiantes en el camino de la universidad, lo que requiere que los estudiantes se inscriban en los cursos más rigurosos que sean apropiados para ellos, como Honors y Advanced Placement®. Para apoyarlos en los cursos rigurosos, los estudiantes de AVID aprenden habilidades de organización y estudio, desarrollan el pensamiento crítico, aprenden a hacer preguntas profundas, reciben ayuda académica de sus compañeros y tutores universitarios, y participan en actividades enriquecedoras y motivadoras para hacer realidad sus sueños universitarios.






Senior Submission Party 2019
All AVID seniors have submitted their applications to a four-year university


Touring various colleges and being in a college environment excites students and gets them motivated for their future. In our 2nd year of AVID, students toured UCLA and watched a college football game.

SPAGHETTI NOODLE CHALLENGE - One of the many perks of AVID involves students building supportive relationships with their fellow peers through a wide variety of team building activities.

SCAVENGER HUNT - Freshman are often overwhelmed in their new school environment, so this team building activity has them touring their own campus and meeting the leaders on campus and then going to the various offices.

SERRANO ALUMNI SHARING THEIR FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE WITH OUR 9th GRADE AVID GROUP 2017 - Hearing stories and getting advice from former Serrano students is meaningful in helping to understand the "why" of AVID. Getting into college is not easy but with the community of support structures and guidance at Serrano, our AVID students can achieve their college dreams.

RED RIOT 2019 - AVID 11th graders experienced an overnight college visit to Southern Utah University. Not only are AVID students applying to California institutions but they are also encouraged to apply to those out of state, as well as institutions abroad. The financial assistance awarded is based on a student's individual needs and individual academic history. Because requirements for post-secondary institutions vary, it is a good strategy to diversify their application pool.

AVID Tutor Training 2019 - Some of the AVID seniors took on the challenge of becoming student tutors for their younger peers this year. This involves several hours of training, learning how to offer critique and guidance, while also setting the example and collaborating with one another to offer a wide range of support. This level of commitment is commendable.