GGUSD Expands Award-Winning AVID Program

With preparation for college being one of the most critical goals of modern K-12 education, the AVID program has become incredibly popular. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an elective course offered to average to high-achieving students with a 2.0-3.5 GPA who have college potential, desire, and determination. Each week the course includes two hours of instruction, two hours of study groups, and one hour of academic skills. The mission of the AVID program is to close the achievement gap and prepare every student for success in college and society.

Garden Grove Unified School District is a leader in equipping students with college readiness skills, and offers AVID at all 17 of its intermediate and high schools. Among those 17 schools, two GGUSD schools have been named National AVID Demonstration Schools. Doig Intermediate and Santiago High School earned this prestigious title, meaning they exemplify exactly what the AVID program is all about. To become a part of the 125 schools across the nation that are National AVID Demonstration sites, the schools passed a validation process, assessed by officials from the AVID Center, to ensure AVID strategies are implemented at the highest level.

Besides GGUSD having two schools classified as National AVID Demonstration sites, Doig Intermediate, Santiago High School, and Alamitos Intermediate School have been recognized as AVID Schoolwide Sites of Distinction. These three schools have met rigorous criteria to receive this prestigious recognition, including a high percentage of students applying to college, taking advanced or honors courses, achieving high test scores, and also having a certain percentage of teachers trained in AVID strategies.

GGUSD is a leading district in AVID implementation, meaning that students who make it through the AVID program not only will make it to college, but will be ready to succeed in college. AVID students are given the tools they need to study, organize, test, read, and analyze at the college level. The program’s success is not just measured by percentages of students achieving academically, it is also evident in everyday classroom situations where teachers notice their AVID students are organized, take proper notes and use them, have their planners filled out with assignments and activities, and are motivated to achieve their goals.

With the success of AVID sweeping the entire district, GGUSD will expand to bring critical AVID strategies and resources to sixth grade students at many schools across the district.  This exciting news means that elementary students will be better prepared for success in intermediate school, high school, and beyond!


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