This international program is an elective class offered 9-12th grade to motivated students with college potential. The class teaches organization, study skills, college research, and the Socratic Method to promote inquiry, analysis and critical thinking. You will love the support and camaraderie among classmates. The AVID elective gives students the extra push necessary to not only help them with acceptance to four-year colleges (SAT/ACT prep, financial aid, scholarships, college applications,…) but to foster the skills necessary for them to be successful college students. For more information/data on AVID success rates see AVID all schools info flier below or view SJUSD AVID Info Video below.
For incoming 8th graders: watch for presentations and interviews at your site in early March. You must fill out an application and be interviewed by an AVID high school representative. Your participation in middle school AVID does not guarantee entry. If interviews are not offered at your site because you attend a middle school outside of SJUSD you should:
- fill out the application found at the link below AND
- follow the directions in the AVID Interview Questions ONLINE VERSION file below.
Candidates will be chosen prior to articulation (course selection) in April. Those selected will be contacted by Bella Vista and AVID will be marked on articulation cards before registration.
For current Bella Vista students OR Incoming 10th-12th graders: Contact the Bella Vista AVID Coordinator – Zara Budenbender at firstname.lastname@example.org at anytime.
AVID all schools info flier is available here.
SJUSD AVID Info Video is available here.
AVID Interview Questions are available here.
Current year application is available here.