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AVID, which stands for Advanced Via Individual Determination, is a program that assists first-generation college bound students. Its mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness in a global society. The AVID elective class teaches students college skills in the areas of writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading. Many of the participating students have gone to a 4-year university, after graduating high school. SMHS has AVID alums at UCLA, UCSB, Cal Poly, University of San Diego, and Stanford, just to name a few.

The application period is now open for the Class of 2024. Click to apply.

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Individual grade level information can be found under Clubs and Organizations.