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AVID Student Profile

Students With Academic Potential:

  • At least a 2.5 GPA (the “academic middle” -- although GPAs usually go up after the first year of being enrolled in AVID!)

  • College potential with support

  • Desire and determination

Meets Nationally Defined Criteria for AVID Program:

  • First (generation) in family to attend college or from other historically underrepresented group

How To Join AVID for 2023-2024 school year

AVID recruitment presentation:  



CUSD 8th graders:

You will be given a form at the presentation when the AVID Coordinator comes to visit your school

Out of district:

Please email Aida Salah (see below) 

Contact Information
Aida Salah (760) 331-6677 AVID Coordinator

Check out @ms.salah for updates on AVID.


What Is AVID?

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nationally recognized college readiness program (delivered via the elective class) designed to assist students, most underrepresented in the 4-year college system, work toward college acceptance. AVID students will become college and career ready by learning organizational and study skills, critical thinking and inquiry, receiving academic help from peers and college tutors, and participating in enrichment and motivational activities (such as guest speakers and university field trips). AVID students strive to become academically successful leaders and role models for other students. To remain in good standing, AVID students must maintain appropriate grades, behavior, and school attendance.   Click here for more detailed information on AVID.

AVID Works!

The SCHS AVID graduates are a reminder that AVID has the potential to change lives:

  • 50% are the first generation in their family to graduate high school
  • 95% are first generation college students
  • 100% are from historically underrepresented groups on college campuses
  • 100% have taken a course of rigor (AP class or community college class)
  • 50% earned a scholarship to help pay for college college, with one of our students receiving the nationwide Dell Scholarship for $20,000
  • 95% received free tuition at their university in California, with 90% receiving additional money for housing and other expenses (up to $6,500)
  • 100% were accepted to a 4 year university, with 100% accepted to a CSU.

They have been accepted to:

UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, 

San Diego State, CSU Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU San Marcos, Sacramento State, San Francisco State, CSU Northridge, CSU Fullerton, Cal Maritime, Cal State Channel Islands, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State East Bay, Cal State Humboldt, CSU Chico, CSU Monterey Bay, Fresno State, Sonoma State, CSU San Bernardino,  

Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, North Carolina A&T, Chicago State University, University of Denver, BYU Idaho, Utah Valley University, University of New Mexico, Grand Canyon University, Colorado State, University of Utah, Arcadia University, University of Mississippi, Washington State University, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise, Orits College of Art and Design, University of Nevada