•  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 SFHS 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 Segerstrom 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 a 3.0.   The minimum GPA for an current Segerstrom 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 SFHS.
    • 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

    • Student fills 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 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 college competitive grades
    • Go on yearly fieldtrips to visit college campuses around southern California
    • Learn 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 increase 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.


    Email, the AVID coordinators, Lillian Altamirano at lillian.altamirano@sausd.us or Samantha Salazar at samantha.salazar@sausd.us




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