• David Avila 

    ELA Department

    Contact information

    Email: david.avila@sausdlearns.net 


    You may also contact me on Parent Square (https://www.parentsquare.com/)


    2020-2021 Academic School Year Information

    To begin the school year, we will meet virtually on Google Meets. The scheduled Google Meets meetings can be found in your Google Classroom along with other announcments and assignments. You do not need an access code for my Google Classroom. You are all automatically placed in my Google Classroom if you are in my Aeries roster. 

    Eventually, we will transition to using Canvas courses. Canvas will be the primary Learning Managment System (LMS) we will use the rest of the school year. If you are on my Aeries roster, you are automatically enrolled in my Canvas course. There is no need for an access code. 

    Students can easily access their Canvas courses by logging in to their @sausdlearns.net email account, clicking on the Google Apps, locating and selecting the app "Canvas." It is that easy.

    Other Online Resources 

    McGraw-Hill Education Study Sync (ELA 10H)

    Accessed through the Google App "Mcgraw-Hill Education ConnectED."


    AP Online Classroom (AP Literature and Composition)


    Resource for writing



    Class Schedule



    Room Number/Virtual Meeting


    ELA 10 Honors 4-10/Google Meets


    ELA 10 Honors 4-10/Google Meets


    ELA 10 Honors 4-10/Google Meets


    AP Literature & Composition  4-10/Google Meets


    Prep Period   



    Varsity Football 

                Weight Room/Field 


    Academic Support Schedule

    1:05 - 1:50 (daily)

    Monday: Period 1 ELA 10H

    Tuesday: Period 2 ELA 10H

    Wednesday: Period 3 ELA 10H

    Thursday: Period 4 AP Literature

    Friday: All classes 

    Links for our virtual support sessions will be posted in your Google Classroom or Canvas. 

    Quick Facts

    Where am I from?

     Born and raised in Santa Ana 

    Where did I go to school?

    John Adams Elementary 

    Carr Intermediate 

    Valley High School Class of 01

    Cal State University of Fullerton 

    Bachelor's Degree in English and Teaching Credential 

    Arizona State University 

    Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction English as a Second Language

    What do I teach?

    ELA 10H

    Honors 10th Grade ELA is primarily a four unit thematic class that takes students through literature and informational texts about how much control we, as well as technology, exert over our lives, and what we share and gain when we interact with others. We will be usingMcGraw-Hill's StudySync program which is a hybrid program, but because of distance learning this year, all of your work will be submitted online until further notice. StudySync is designed to fully align with the California Common Core State Standards (CCSS) framework for English Language Arts and the California English Language Development Standards. You can look through those standards by clicking on the link below.

    CCSS for ELA - Content Standards (CA Dept of Education)

    ELA 10H Syllabus  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uqWoVrxQRoUraIs2VxamxO2HZaZWPCz76Um6gxiQ6fc/edit  


    AP Literature and Composition

    The AP English Literature and Composition course provides students with the opportunity to read, critically analyze, and discuss literature from culturally diverse authors from the sixteenth century to the modern period. In addition to providing students with frequent opportunities to write and revise timed, in-class responses to literature, this course also provides opportunities for students to compose formal, extended essays to be written and revised outside of class. Before these formal papers are submitted to me for comments, they will also be reviewed by students’ peers. Extended papers will be written in Google Docs and submitted to Citesmart for plagiarism detection and given feedback and scored via a six-point rubric. The course is designed to meet the curricular requirements outlined in the new 2019-2020 AP® English Literature and Composition Course Description.

    AP Literature and Composition Syllabus 



    Varsity Football Defensive Line 


    What else am I involved in?


    ( Boxing's most memorable fighters, fights, and rivalries) 



    What are my interests outside of school?

    • God
    • My family & dogs
    • Nature
    • Sports