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AVID is designed to target students who have high capabilities but are not achieving their potential.  



  • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
  • Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
  • Creates a positive peer group for students
  • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination
AVID students are typically students with a GPA of 2.0-3.0, have high standardized test scores, are from families where they will be the first to enroll in college, have the ability to take advanced courses in their 11-12th grade year, and sometimes have extenuating circumstances that have caused a dip in their grades.  AVID students must have the personal desire to attend college and be willing to participate during the school day in this four year program.
Of the 36,421 seniors who participated in AVID last year, 99% graduated from high school on time and 93% of those in California completed the required courses for college admittance.  Across the nation, 86% applied to four year colleges and 78% were accepted.  This data shows much higher college going grades than the average senior class data.
If you and your child are interested in learning more about the AVID program, please visit:
Students who are interested in being considered for this program MUST attend the informational night at EVHS.  
AVID Informational Night for Students and their Parents
After the meeting, students will be asked to sign up for a 10-15 minute interview.  Interviews are required for this program and the questions will be given to students at the information night.  Space is limited in the AVID program.
Please contact, Principal, Lauren Kelly with any questions at kellyl@esuhsd.org or 408-348-7010.

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