About CHS Bell Schedule Campus Map Emergency Preparedness Finals Schedule Policies & Procedures Royal Lancers Success Stories: CHS Year in Review Information for CHS Staff
Academy Internship AP Capstone AVID Athletics Career Technical Education Counseling English Film Academy Library & Textbooks Mathematics Physical Education Registrar Science Social Science Special Education Visual and Performing Arts World Languages
Academic Honor Societies The Armory ASB Clubs Athletics CEF Leadership Council Senior Photos Speech and Debate Tutoring Schedules Useful Links & Resources Yearbook
CHS PTSA Cyber Education & Security Financial Resources Meal Application & Information Mindful Parenting (Resource from ChildMind.Org) Parent Resources Parent University Parent Request Forms School Safety
Administration All Faculty Counseling Faculty By Department Support Staff


What is AVID? 

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a structured and rigorous college preparatory elective program for self-motivated, potential college-bound students. To find out more about AVID, please visit the national website at www.avid.org


AVID’s Mission and Proven Success 

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

AVID students complete four-year college entrance requirements at a rate that is at least two times the national rate. Additionally, three out of four AVID graduates who apply to four-year colleges or universities are accepted. 

Over the past 30 years, AVID has become one of the most successful college-preparatory programs for low-income, underserved students and today reaches approximately 400,000 students in nearly 4,500 schools in 45 states and 16 other countries. 


The AVID Student Profile 

AVID students are intrinsically motivated students with academic potential. Potential AVID students must have a desire and determination to succeed. They are willing to commit to enrollment and success in the rigorous coursework necessary to ensure college eligibility. 


What Happens in the AVID Class? 

AVID students complete college readiness activities and assignments to prepare them for the rigors of college. AVID students commit to bi-weekly binder checks, taking notes, and writing reflections for all classes including electives. Students engage in tutorials two times each week with tutors who guide them and support them. AVID students commit to extracurricular participation and community service. They engage in career, college, and financial aid research. 


How Can I Find Out More About Joining AVID? 

Potential AVID students who wish to join AVID must complete an application during the registration process for the following school year  (usually in the spring). Interested students should contact Mrs. Britton.

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, October 29th:  Field Trip for 11th and 12th grade AVID Student to The College and Career Expo at The Green Dragon Museum.
  • Monday, November 3rd: Kickball Tournament:  9th/10th grade vs. 11th/12th grade.
  • Tuesday, November 18th: Field Trip for 11th and 12th grade AVID students to SDSU.
AVID Logo.png

Contact Information

Mrs. Britton, AVID Coordinator



Application and Parent Letter

Please click on the links below to access the application and eligibility letter for parents.