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AVID Program

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what is avid?

AVID stand for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a nonprofit that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. They train 85,000 educators annually to close the opportunity gap, so they can prepare all students for college, careers, and life.  To be able to offer AVID at a school, select educators must go to hours of training and must follow specific procedures in order to get and remain certified.  We are an AVID certified school! 

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Goals for avid

  1. Accelerate under achieving students who have potential in to more rigorous courses

  2. Teach academic and social skills not targeted in other classes

  3. Provide intensive support within class tutors and a strong student teacher relationship

  4. Create a positive peer group for students

  5. Develop a sense of hope and personal achievement through hard work and determination 

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avid results

Twin Rivers is an AVID school district which means that middle school students can continue to take AVID all four years of high school.  This accelerates students in to success during high school and the future.

In California Senior AVID students:

100% graduated from high school

3.4 was their average GPA

100% applied to college

78% were accepted

AVID Success

Taking AVID in Jr. High will lay a good foundation.  AVID is for all students no matter your ethnicity, identity, or background, as long as you are willing to put in the work!  Any student is welcome to apply.

*Data is taken from a study done by AVID in 2017-2018 and can be found at 

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Don't just take our word for it-listen to what students are saying about avid

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how to join avid at rio tierra!

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step 1

If you are going to be a 7th grader, the school counselor, Mrs. Juarros, will comes to your school to help you pick your elective.  Be sure to put AVID as your FIRST elective choice.  

If you are going to be an 8th grader, you will have the opportunity to choose your elective, be sure to choose AVID.

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Step 2

If you are interested in joining AVID besides making it your first elective choice you will also need to fill out an application.  Click the button below to go to the online application.  Students already in AVID who still need to fill out an application can also use the online application below.