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AVID TEAM

Contact Karen Aragon  Karen Aragon (408) 347-6540 Associate Principal
Contact Thomas Brittendahl  Thomas Brittendahl (408) 347-6984 AVID & Social Science Teacher
Contact David Brown  David Brown (408) 347-6909 Math Teacher
Contact Laura Brown  Laura Brown (408) 347-6918 Social Science Teacher
Contact Martha Esquivel  Martha Esquivel (408) 347-6536 AVID Coordinator, Counselor R-Z
Contact Dylan Garrissere  Dylan Garrissere (408) 347-6953 Science Teacher
Contact Carmen Gonzalez Jimenez  Carmen Gonzalez Jimenez (408) 347-6892 Spanish Teacher
Contact Dana Johnson  Dana Johnson English Teacher
Contact Melissa Peth  Melissa Peth (408) 347-6970 English Teacher

General Info

What is AVID

Simply, AVID prepares students for success in high school, college, and  a career. The program originated 35 years ago in Los Angeles County and, today, works around the world to help students move into college and  careers.

What Avid Does

AVID brings research-based strategies and curriculum to middle schools and high schools globally. The AVID  system annually provides more than 30,000 educators with trainings and methodologies that develop student's critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas, in we call School wide AVID.

How avid works

  • 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,  collaboration ,and determination.