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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 between 2.5 and 3.75, good attendance, and good work habits. AVID meets the technology proficiency graduation requirement and may also be repeated for credit. 
Prerequisite: Teacher approval
 and completion of AVID contract. See link in margin.
Interested in becoming an AVID student?

Complete the application located at the front office. Then, return the completed application to the AVID counselor, Mr. Roach, in the main office. This year's AVID program is currently closed. However, applications received will be considered for the following academic year. The deadline for applications to be considered is Friday, February 23rd, 2018. AVID is a year long class. Students who apply and are accepted into AVID will required to fulfill the one year obligation. An email will be sent with an interview date for a potential placement in 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 contact Mrs. Petersen at


2017-2018 EVENTS (subject to change)

09/15/17 - UCR (College Tour)
09/20/17 - College Fair (NHS Gym)
09/21/17 - FAFSA Night 
09/27/17 - University of La Verne Presentation
10/05/17 - CSU Application Workshop
10/06/17 - UC Application Workshop
11/15/17 - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Presentation
11/16/17 - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Presentation
11/17/17 - Chapmen University (College Visit)
11/28/17 - Hope University Presentation
01/25/18 - Ready, Set, Rowland (Rowland High School Presentation)
02/03/18 - Community Outreach (Rowland High School Presentation) 
02/15/18 - California State University Fullerton (College Tour)
02/27/18 - Azusa Pacific University (Rowland High School Presentation) 
03/23/18 - Azusa Pacific University (College Tour) 
TBA- AVID Senior Signing
TBA- 8th Annual AVID Has Talent Show
TBA- AVID Banquet