AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a college readiness program that provides students with the skills necessary to seek admission to a four-year college or university. Students take the AVID elective throughout middle school and high school to learn new strategies and systems for academic success. If you want to go to college, are a hard worker, have good attendance, and are motivated to improve, AVID may be able to help you reach your goals! AVID students become part of the AVID family where they feel connected and supported!


Is AVID Right for You?

Are you struggling to stay organized? Do you seem to put things off to the last minute and not have time for quality work? Are your grades a little lower than you want? Do you struggle to find a system that works for you to learn and remember new or challenging material? Are you reluctant to ask your teachers for extra help? Do you want to do better in school and prepare to go to college? If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, AVID might be the perfect elective for you!

If you think AVID might be the right fit for you or your student, email our AVID Coordinator Savannah Wetzel (savannahwetzel@cusd.com) to for more information on how to apply to the program.


  • 2.5-3.8 GPA (academic middle)
  • Good attendance record
  • Satisfactory school citizenship
  • Motivated to succeed
  • Willing to try new strategies
  • Good work habits
  • Average to high test scores
  • College potential with support
  • First in family to go to college
  • Other unique or special circumstances


  • Community Service opportunities
  • FAFSA, SAT, & college applications
  • Organization & time management
  • Tutorial study groups with support from college & high school tutors
  • GPA grade analysis & goal setting
  • Team building & AVID “family”
  • Field trips to California colleges
  • Guest Speakers (colleges & careers)
  • Mentoring in the "AVID Family"