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Aranda, Griselda
Arreola, Marisa
Bustamante, Ruth
Fajardo, Irene
Magana, George
Merilus, Catheline
Robertson, Matthew
Salazar, Stacy
Teacher & AVID Coordinator
Showalter, Nora

AVID After-School Tutoring Schedule

Students are expected to attend tutoring after school (2:15 - 3:15 pm) if they have failing grades or by teacher recommendation.

6th GRADE:

Merilus = Monday

Robertson = Tuesday

Bustamante = Thursday


7th GRADE:

Arreola = Thursday

Magana = Monday

Aranda = Tuesday


8th GRADE:

Fajardo = Monday

Showalter = Tuesday


AVID "Study Spot" will be available to students to do homework on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:00 - 2:45 pm in Room B-13. 

2017-2018 AVID Representatives

President = Karen Sandoval

Vice-President = Lesly Sandoval

Secretary = Nicole Sandoval

Treasurer = Jose-Angel Tapia


7th grade Rep. = Davianna Barrera

7th grade Rep. = Mya Colon


6th grade Rep. = Antonio Borquez

6th grade Rep. = Emiliano Maravilla

6th grade Rep. = Jose Sandoval


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AVID 2017-2018

Awesome AVID Students

The following AVID students have been recognized for their awesome work in the month of September:

6th Grade:

Miranda Gonzalez, Daniel Miranda, Anthony Funes, Bernice Palofax, Anabelle Perez


7th Grade:

Bryan Corona, Celeste Miranda


8th Grade:

Xitlaly Maravilla, Jenny Lucas, Camila Chavarria, Pablo Peralta, Angela Figueroa, Marina Hernandez

AVID Student of the Quarter

Quarter 1

6th grade: Miranda Gonzalez

7th grade: Briana Rubio

8th grade: Fatima Onofre


Quarter 2

6th grade: Emiliano Maravilla

7th grade: Leslie Moreno

8th grade: Nicole Sandoval


Quarter 3

6th grade:

7th grade:

8th grade:


Quarter 4

6th grade: 

7th grade: 

8th grade:

Upcoming AVID Events & Activities

  • 3/1: AVID 6th Grade Field Trip: CSUF
  • 3/6: AVID Guest Speaker @ 8 am (Period 1)
  • 3/7: AVID Family Night @ 5 - 6 pm / BGI Auditorium
  • 3/9: Academic Progress Reports (APR) go home
  • 3/9: AVID Achiever Qtr. 2 @ Nutrition / B-13
  • 3/15: AVID 7th Grade Field Trip: Downey Movie Theater - "A Wrinkle in Time"
  • 3/23: End of 3rd Qtr.
  • 3/26: Beginning of 4th Qtr.

AVID's Mission

The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

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What is AVID?

AVID, Advancement via Individual Determination, is a school-wide college readiness support system that will work hand-in-hand with the core content courses to prepare students for challenging, rigorous work. In AVID, students engage in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading strategies to help them master rigorous academic content. High expectations are paired with strategies for success (such as note taking, time management, organization and goal setting) and in-class tutorial sessions so that students excel in advanced courses and are prepared for the rigors of university work.

Students must apply to be in AVID. AVID Site Teams at each campus review student applications and interview students to determine students who meet the expectations and would benefit the most from the class. Participation in AVID is a high honor. Students who are interested in AVID should see Mrs. Salazar (Main Office).

AVID students ...

  • are highly motivated
  • have positive attitudes and behavior
  • are willing to work hard
  • have good attendance
  • plan to attend college

Student Commitment for AVID

The AVID elective class requires hard work and perseverance, and is effective only if participation is voluntary. Students must sign a contract agreeing to:

- Enroll in AVID as an elective class (for the entire school year)

- Enroll in a rigorous course of study

- Come to school on-time daily

- Study at least two hours a day and complete all assignments

- Maintain an organized AVID binder that includes class notes, studying material, assignments, and completed work

- Participate in AVID tutorials and collaborative study groups

- Assist teachers and students in maintaining a positive learning environment

- Participate in AVID field trips and activities

- Take the ACT/Explore or PSAT exam (7th & 8th grade)

- Apply to AVID at Bell Gardens High School, and eventually apply several colleges/universities in Senior year


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