• What is AVID?

    The AVID program is aimed at directing students to a college-bound path. This will be done by holding tutorials, teaching organizational skills, and developing the learning process with critical thinking skills. We will also be visiting colleges and doing community service and team-building exercises to help the students set future goals that they can achieve. Click the link above to learn more!!!

    The SBHS AVID Program

    Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a global, nonprofit organization that operates with one guiding principle: Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. At Saddleback High School, AVID is a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges.

    AVID strives to serve all students, especially focusing on those “in the middle.” AVID is not a "remedial education" program; instead, it is a program designed to provide whatever support may be lacking for students who possess academic potential.

    Do I Qualify?

    Most likely….if you maintained A’s, B’s, and C’s throughout middle school.   The minimum GPA for an incoming freshman is 3.0.   The minimum GPA for current students is a 3.2. 


    • Students commit to AVID for four years
      • Students must complete a minimum of three years to take AVID Senior Seminar.
    • Students take at least 6 pages of Cornell notes each week in their classes.
    • Students are expected to become involved in extracurricular activities (athletics, clubs, dance, drama, music, class officer, ASB officer, etc).
    • Students commit to 10-15 hours of community service per year to make themselves college competitive.
    • Students maintain a positive attitude and become educated, responsible leaders at SBHS.
    • Students earn at least a 3.0 GPA (by junior year) and enroll in college-prep courses until they are ready for Advanced Placement courses.
    • Students commit to taking the PSAT, ACT, & SAT exams.

    Interview & Acceptance Process

    • Students fill out an AVID interest form and, if selected, an application for further consideration.
    • Students will be scheduled to participate in an interview.
    • Students who pass the interview will have grades and test scores screened by the AVID Coordinator and AVID teachers. Students will be notified of their acceptance status by the end of the school year.

    Benefits of AVID

    • Get tutoring twice a week in any subject by trained college tutors
    • Improve and continue to maintain competitive college grades
    • Go on yearly field trips to visit college campuses around Southern California
    • Learning time management and goal-setting skills
    • Research colleges and careers and set goals for college applications
    • Improve motivation and involvement on campus.
    • Receive assistance with college applications and increased scholarship opportunities
    • Receive assistance and support with financial aid
    • Become an educated, responsible leader
    • Receive guidance through the college preparation and application processes
    • Having fun in a family-type atmosphere by participating in activities, competitions, etc.



    AVID 1 (9th)

    AVID II (10th)

    AVID III (11th)

    AVID Senior Seminar