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AVID Application

AVID Advisors and Teachers Contact Information

7th Grade AVIDLorena Larez
8th Grade AVIDPatty Manghera
8th Grade AVIDSara Higgins
9th Grade AVIDGabe teNyenhuis
10th Grade AVIDBria O'Brien
11th Grade AVIDRenee Nonini
12th Grade AVIDShelby Parker

What AVID does:

Teaches motivated kids how to achieve academic and personal goals through reading, writing, inquiry, collaboration and organization. We also go on field trips and have guest speakers to enhance the learning process.


In an effort to close the achievement gap, placing the right kids in the right elective is imperative. AVID is for motivated individuals who are seemingly “stuck” in the middle and can’t seem to get out. Here are some possible reasons kids are stuck in the middle: 
  • SED
  • 1st generation (college graduation)
  • Underrepresented
  • Family issues: divorce, single family, moved
  • 504/IEP
  • Other

In addition:

There should not be a behavior issue. If anything, they’re usually the shy/quiet one who doesn’t think they are the right kid for this class. Students can earn anywhere from Cs-As. Students who take AVID may not know how to work within the academic system due to organizational issues. AVID helps students navigate both in academic and professional skills. Despite any issue they may be dealing with, they must be motivated! 

Benefits of AVID:

  • Small class size
  • Individual and group tutoring and instruction weekly
  • Hands on learning
  • Organizational help
  • Research skills
  • College visitation
  • Community outreach
  • Networking skills
*Students who do not fulfill the AVID requirements may be reassigned to a different elective class

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