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Apply to AVID for 2017-2018

Click on the link to apply for our CVHS esteemed AVID program.

Applications deadline is need to be complete by April 14th, interviews will be conducted first come, first serve as students apply. 

Surround yourself with like minded scholars who want to achieve and enhance their leadership, research, community service and collegiate skills for their future. 

Every AVID students who completes a minimum three year program with a 3.0 or above receives a scholarship upon application!

AVID National Web Page

Visit our AVID CVHS Student Resource Page

Click on the following link to discover our AVID program at Capistrano Valley High School!

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

9, 10, 11, 12

Length of Course: Year *Prerequisite AVID is a nationally recognized program designed to help bright, motivated students in their completion of college- prep coursework while in high school. AVID supports students to apply for scholarships and grants during all grades, specialized college tours, as well as 4 year colleges or universities directly from high school. AVID is a four-year elective class for students with academic potential and upon entering AVID after acceptance, students enroll in the “a-g” sequence, college preparatory classes that fulfill the requirements for entry into the University of California, California State University systems and private colleges. Tutors from area colleges and universities as well as peer tutors, work with the high school students, assisting them in all academic areas to make progress commensurate with college expectations. Seminars are also offered in note-taking, study skills, test taking, time management, college entrance exam preparation, effective textbook reading, and library research skills. Students receive extensive help in preparing college applications and financial aid forms. Student progress is monitored via regular teacher and parent contact. Students completing two years of AVID with a minimum of a C in 9th and 10th grade will meet the CCP graduation requirement.


*Teacher approval, 2.5 minimum Academic GPA and Community Service Required

AVID Site Team
Kent Baker Drawing/Painting, IB Visual Art & Animation Teacher
Erica Crowell Head Academic Advisor
Candice Harrington AP Calc AB, CVHS Times, Yearbook, Capo Link Crew, CSF, Comedy Sportz, TeamNEGU
Tracy Hawkins Social Science Dept Chair
Cheryl Johnson Science Dept Chair
Christina Lee English
John Misustin Principal
Huy Nguyen Teacher
Susan Phelps Teacher
Brittany Sola Pelzel Teacher
Kendra Yancey Teacher