AVID Program

AVID Application 2024-25

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AVID Decades of College Dreams

Mission Hills High School

AVID Program
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The goal of the AVID program is to provide academic instruction and other support to students in order to prepare them for eligibility for four-year colleges and universities.


AVID is a program for “middle to upper middle” academic students who are “at-promise” and have the potential for AP and honors work in high school, but would in addition, need academic and emotional support paired with the rigor.
AVID combines rigor WITH SUPPORT that includes first, the student's own individual determination, support of teachers, other AVID students, AVID teacher, school resources, and parents.
Ability to maintain a 2.5-4.0 and good citizenship throughout the school year.


GPA of 2.5-4.0
Middle to high test scores (a few exceptions=outstanding EL students).
Effort/Citizenship in all classes is good (P.E. is an excellent indicator of adequacy for AVID).
Team player, “good attitude, collaborative in nature.”

AVID is not an “at-risk” program. It is a program designed for students who would otherwise may not attend a 4-year university.
AVID is not for students with N’s and U’s in effort and citizenship.
AVID is not an honors program, but it does include the rigor of Honors/AP classes.
AVID is not for the “D” or “F” student.

It is much more challenging for students with one or more of the following to gain acceptance (and stay in) a 4-year university as a freshman:
(Please note: there are always exceptions---these are merely statistical in nature)
Economically disadvantaged
Single parent family
Parents not college graduates
Under-represented ethnically in colleges and universities
The quiet sort of student who could potentially “slip through the cracks.”


  • AVID Student Profile...
  • Students should have the potential and the desire to attend a four-year college.
    They must have appropriate classroom behavior.
    They must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
    They have regular attendance.
    They have good work habits.
    They have average test scores.*
    They are willing to commit themselves to two hours of homework each night.
    They are willing to enroll in a rigorous college preparatory sequence of courses and must attend summer school.
    * AVID includes English Learners 

    Additionally, AVID students nationwide fit into ONE or more of these criteria:
    First person in family to go to a four-year university, or…
    Member of an underserved group at universities, or…
    Low socio-economic status, or…
    Special circumstances.

Please give your completed AVID application to your school counselor or Mrs. Yorba in room 355 at Mission Hills High.

  • AVID students

Here's what AVID seniors have to say about our program:
“AVID is no ordinary class. It’s like a family.”

“It’s because of the AVID program that I am able to attend college. AVID is the reason why I feel ready.”

“Personally, AVID means family. We trust each other, learn from each other, and help each other whenever possible.”

“I joined AVID with the hope of fitting in at school; however, what I ended up earning from the past four years of being in this program is something far greater.”

“Given the amount of research students do throughout their high school careers in the AVID program, I discovered I wanted to become a doctor and save lives through medicine.”

“AVID pushed me to stay organized, manage my time, and focus more during class; as a result, I became a better student.”

“Throughout my four years, AVID kept me focused and helped me set and achieve my goals. Without them, I wouldn’t have taken my academics as seriously as I did or even have known what the A-G requirements were.”

“AVID has taught me many things, but it has mainly taught me how to be a leader and that failure leads to success.”


Thank you College Tutors, Counselors, Administrations, and AVID Site Team Members for all of your support!

AVID Teachers

Jamie Yorba
AVID Program Coordinator
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Sari Delagneau
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AVID Advisor

Shelby McCredie
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Liza Wismer and Abree Hopkins
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