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What AVID Does

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.

How AVID Works

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 training and methodologies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas, in what we call Schoolwide AVID.  

The AVID class trains students in college necessary skills and study techniques, so they become the leaders of the school-wide AVID based community.  

Contact Karen Aragon  Karen Aragon (408) 347-6520 Associate Principal
Contact Thomas Brittendahl  Thomas Brittendahl (408) 347-6984 AVID & Social Science Teacher
Contact Martha Cabrera  Martha Cabrera (408) 347-6556 Parent Specialist
Contact Martha Esquivel  Martha Esquivel (408) 347-6536 AVID Coordinator, Counselor R-Z
Contact Dana Johnson  Dana Johnson English Teacher
Contact Orlando Sanchez  Orlando Sanchez Staff
What is AVID
  • 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