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AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID Staff  2023-2024
VP  Brett Tujague
AVID 4:  Leslie Peoples
AVID 3:  Luke Whatley
AVID 2:  Irena Zaremba
AVID 1:   Leslie Peoples & Marina Yeremuk

The Mission of AVID

  • To ensure that all students, especially students in the middle with academic potential, capable of completing a college preparatory path:
  • will succeed  in the most rigorous curriculum
  • will enter mainstream activities of the school,
  • will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
  • will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

AVID Facts

  • AVID serves over 30,000 students worldwide
  • Over 93% of AVID’s graduates enroll in college
  • AVID graduates persist in college at an 89% rate
  • Over 60% of the AVID graduates enroll in four-year colleges.

Students with Academic Potential

  • Average to High Test Scores
  • College Potential with Support
  • 2.0-3.5 GPA
  • Desire and Determination

Meets One or More of the Following Criteria

  • First to Attend College
  • Historically Underserved in 4-year Colleges
  • Low Income
  • Special Circumstances

Who May Participate

  • Students who have the potential and desire to attend a four-year college and…
  • have appropriate classroom behavior
  • have between a 2.0 and 3.5 grade point average
  • have a good attendance record
  • have good work habits
  • are willing to commit themselves to a minimum of two hours of homework each night
  • are willing to commit to enrollment in a rigorous college preparatory sequence of courses.

Program Personnel

  • Program Coordinator/AVID Teacher: Leslie Peoples
  • Vice Principal AVID Oversight: Brett Tujague
  • Counselor for AVID Program Students: Jennifer Howard
  • AVID Teacher: Nicole Guccini
  • AVID Teacher: Brad Ward
  • AVID Teacher: Luke Whatley

Links to AVID Related Information Web Sites


AVID Application: AVID Google Docs Form  

AVID Informational Flyer

Last Modified on January 25, 2023