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AVID = Advancement via Individual Determination

Welcome to AVID!

AVID's Mission Statement is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

The AVID elective is a year long elective and is graded on a Pass/Fail grading scale since it is based mostly on attendance and participation in the class.  The three essentials of AVID are:  

  • Keep an organized binder and agenda book
  • Take Cornell notes in all content classes while following the "10-24-7" model and the "Cornell Way."  This will help you retain information from your notes and ultimately make better grades
  • Participation in the tutorial process

Please see the AVID Binder Supply List and other files attached in the locker section of this page for more information.

The AVID Student Profile:

* In the academic middle with average GPA
* Average test scores 
* College potential with support
* Good attendance
* Good behavior in and out of the classroom 
* Has the desire and individual determination to work hard and succeed

Who meet one or more of the following criteria
* Usually first generation in family to attend college
* Historically under-served in four-year colleges and universities
* Special circumstances 

Being in AVID is voluntary. AVID students sign the AVID Student Agreement indicating their commitment to the program and to their success. The initial commitment is one year. Students are highly encouraged to continue in AVID as they progress through junior high school and throughout high school. According to studies conducted by AVID, students experience the best results after being in the class for at least three years.

Meet your AVID Site Team:

Mrs. Stoffal (principal), Mrs. Amador (vice-principal), Ms. Breasher (AVID elective teacher), Ms. Alferos (site coordinator), Ms. Brindos, Mrs. Tobin, Mrs. Capp, Mrs. Amina, Ms. Bolton, Mrs. Ehly, Mrs. Hall.


Take notes (that you can later turn into C-notes and revisit following the 10-24-7 model), complete TRFs, ask questions, SLANT, participate and show off your AVID Swagg!

AVID Rocks!

Family Connections Using Naviance

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Buchser is an AVID Certified School!

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Check out Santa Clara High School's AVID Program...


You can also download the SCHS AVID application from Buchser's AVID locker on this page.



Today: 7/17/18

Resources and Links

Visit AVID online: http://www.avid.org

How to Get to College webpage: http://blogs.calstate.edu/college/?source=GOTOCSUCOM

CSU Success:  http://www.csusuccess.org/shome2

KnowHow2Go webpage:  http://knowhow2go.acenet.edu/mentors.html


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