Advancement Via Individual Determination


AVID is a nationally recognized program designed to support under-represented but highly motivated students for college and career readiness. The focus remains the completion of A-G requirements and rigorous coursework during high school to gain acceptance to a 4-year college or university. 


AVID students are typically average or above-average students with no chronic disciplinary or attendance problems. Students generally enter the program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher. AVID students receive instructional strategies that focus on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading skills. Students may be among the first in their families to attend college.


Students enrolled in this class will receive elective credits. 

If you are interested in participating in AVID or have any further questions regarding this program, please feel free to contact me or the SJHS counseling team.

Mrs. Gray

AVID Coordinator 

[email protected]


"The goal of education in America must be for the purpose of teaching all of our students to the very highest levels—for lifting up all people."

—Mary Catherine Swanson, AVID Founder




Excellence Awards presented to Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Gray, Mr. Stewart, and all the AVID Tutors. Congratulations!