AVID Program



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  • Six Flags
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  • Community Service Day
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Dress For Success
  • Honor Roll Assembly


The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, and most especially the least served students who are in the middle:

  • will succeed in rigorous curriculum,
  • will complete a college preparatory path,
  • will enter mainstream activities of the school,
  • will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
  • will become educated, responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

The Inglewood High School AVID program serves and focuses on the least served students in the academic middle.  With the AVID support system in place, that includes tutoring by college students and access Advanced Placement courses they will rise to the challenge. Since 2007, more than 300 AVID students have graduated from high school and planned to attend college. Of the 50 Inglewood High School AVID 2013 seniors who reported their plans, 91.3% intended to attend a postsecondary institution; 58.3% in four-year institutions and 33.0% in two-year institutions.

  • Inglewood High School has
  • students enrolled at :
  • 20 Cal State University Campuses
  • 9 UC system institutions
  • 15 Private Colleges
  • 8 Out of state Colleges
  • We have 8 Gates Millennium Scholars  & 3 Dell Scholars.

AVID’s systemic approach is designed to support students and educators as they increase school-wide/district-wide learning and performance

The AVID Elective

The core component of the AVID Program is the AVID elective, which supports students as they challenge themselves in more rigorous classes. Students are taught study skills, note taking, time management, writing and research skills, while being immersed in a college-going culture. The class also includes tutoring sessions that are led by college students and provide support for success  in the academically rigorous curriculum.   All students are required to sign a contract agreeing they will adhere to the requirements of the AVID program.  All students are required to apply to 14 Colleges/Universities to increase their chances of being admitted to college.

  • AVID Faculty
  • AVID 9—Mr. Bautista
  • AVID 10—Ms. Greene
  • AVID 11—Mr. Etame
  • AVID 12—Ms. Clay

The AVID Student

AVID targets students in the academic middle – B, C, and even D students – who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families. AVID pulls these students out of their unchallenging courses and puts them on the college track: acceleration instead of remediation.

The AVID Curriculum

The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was developed by middle and senior high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. It is driven by the WICOR method, which stands for writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading. AVID curriculum is used in AVID elective classes and in content-area classes in AVID schools.

The AVID Faculty

One key to a successful AVID program is a site coordinator/teacher who is a respected site instructional leader who works well with secondary school personnel and college students and faculty, who can organize curriculum as well as activities, and who is committed to serving the needs of target students. The coordinator also works with colleagues to implement AVID methodologies schoolwide, to place students in college preparatory curriculum, and to work with counselors to guide students through the college application process.

The AVID Tutor

Tutors are essential to the success of the AVID elective class, where they facilitate student access to rigorous curriculum. As students from colleges and universities, tutors receive formal training and also serve as role models. AVID students who continue their education in college often return to the program as tutors.

The AVID Parent

AVID parents encourage their students to achieve academically, participate on an advisory board and in AVID parent and site team meetings, and maintain regular contact with the AVID coordinator. Many parents and students participate in AVID Family Workshops.


Colleges demonstrate their support of AVID programs in many ways. They may provide class speakers, offer college credit courses to AVID high school students, include AVID students in residential, academically-oriented summer bridge programs, and follow and support the progress of AVID students during their college careers. The community supports AVID by providing speakers and summer apprenticeships for AVID students.

Who Pays for AVID?

School districts enter into agreements with AVID Center for materials, membership, and professional learning. Districts provide public school teachers and tutors.

Who Directs The AVID Program?

AVID regional and district centers have been established to support districts.

But don’t take our word for it! Keep reading to find why AVID works – check out data that demonstrates AVID’s effectiveness on the Data and Results page.