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John A. Rowland High School is the home of the Highly Certified AVID program!
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID is a program designed to prepare students in the middle, who have not previously succeeded in a college preparatory path, for admission to four-year universities and colleges. Students are required to have a GPA of a 2.5 and above, good attendance, and good work habits. AVID 1 - AVID 4 are A-G courses that also meets the technology proficiency graduation requirement.  
Teacher approval
 and completion of AVID contract (See link below or in the AVID Information Handout section).
Interested in becoming an AVID student?

Complete the application located at the front office. Then, return the completed application to the Guidance Secretary, Mrs. Beatriz Valiente (, in the main office. The deadline for applications to be considered is Friday, April 30th, 2021. However, applications received after the due date will be considered for the potential placement if space permits. AVID is a year long class. Students who apply and are accepted into the AVID program will be required to fulfill the one-year obligation. You will be notified about the potential placement and interview for the AVID program.
For more information please visit: 
Tutorials and tutors play a vital role in the AVID Elective class, while also benefiting other content-area classes in a school. As a key component to the collaboration portion of the AVID System, tutorials are a time and place where students come with complex questions from any content class and get guiding support to confront tough problems and solve them within their own means. Using their knowledge and experience, AVID-trained tutors are able to conduct collaborative tutorials that lead to increased student participation and success. Trained tutors are able to create an environment where students feel comfortable asking the questions that they might be embarrassed to ask in their content-area classrooms. Tutors are essential to the success of AVID, acting as a resource and role model for AVID students both academically and socially. (


To apply to be an AVID Tutor:


Please see section "How Can I Become an AVID Tutor?"


2020-2021 EVENTS (subject to change)


Grand Canyon University ZOOM Presentation - 09/28/2020 & 09/29/2020
RHS College Career Readiness ZOOM Presentation FAFSA Part #1 Presentation -  10/01/2020 &10/02/2020
Cal Baptist ZOOM Presentation - 10/05/2020 & 10/06/2020
RHS College Career Readiness ZOOM Presentation FAFSA Part #2 Presentation -  10/08/2020
Hope International University ZOOM Presentation - 10/12/2020 &10/13/2020
Cal Poly Pomona ZOOM Presentation - 10/15/2020 & 10/16/2020
Azusa Pacific University ZOOM Presentation - 10/19/2020, 10/20/2020 & 10/26/2020
Dixie State University ZOOM Presentation - 10/19/2020 & 10/27/2020
UC Merced ZOOM Prestation - 10/29/2020
Cal State Fullerton ZOOM Presentaiton - TBD
AVID Application
Below you will find the current AVID application. You will also find this application in AVID Informational Handout section and the Potential AVID Students' section.