What is AVID?

AVID is a 9th through 12th grade
system to prepare students in the
academic middle for four-year college
eligibility. These are students who often are the first in their family to attend college, and we strive to help them meet their potential. The core
component is the AVID elective, which
supports students as they tackle the
most rigorous classes. AVID’s teaching
strategies, curriculum, and trainings are
used not only in the AVID elective class,
but by subject-area teachers schoolwide.

AVID students are enrolled in a school’s toughest
classes, such as Advanced Placement, and attend an
academic elective class—called AVID—taught within the
school day by a trained AVID teacher. The three main
components of the program are academic instruction,
tutorial support, and motivational activities. Their
self-images improve, and they become academically
successful leaders and role models for other students.
They are proud to be in the program.

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.

AVID Teachers include:

Ms. Sara Garcia: garcias@galileoweb.org

Mr. Jeremy Lee: leej@galileoweb.org

Ms. Rosa Powers: powersm@galileoweb.org