Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) K-12

Advancement Via Individual Determination is an internationally-recognized system that helps students achieve their college dreams.
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 Incoming 7th Graders                Incoming 9th Graders 

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an elective program designed to prepare all students, especially those traditionally underrepresented, for college and careers.  AVID students are encouraged to seek their highest academic potential by setting challenging goals.  AVID students  develop critical thinking habits through the tutorial process.  Beyond the classroom, the students embark on motivational college field trips to expand their awareness of post-secondary options.  As the students reach the college admissions process, they receive assistance in preparing personal essay writing, college applications, and scholarship opportunities.

8th Grade Standout Recognition Event - May 3, 2023

Award medals for AVID 8th graders

Angeles Angels hosted the AVID 8th Grade Standout Recognition at Angel Stadium. It was a great evening with families, teachers, and school administrators celebrating the students’ accomplishments and seeing each student’s name and photo on the jumbotron. Each student was recognized on the field and received a certificate and medallion, and the Angels organization awarded each student a laptop computer. Program and SVUSD Student details.

Senior Standout Recognition and Scholarship Presentation  - April 18, 2023

Graduating Seniors

The AVID Senior Standout Recognition and Scholarship Event was held on April 18. The Orange County Department of Education hosts the event, and each AVID high school in Orange County can nominate one Senior Standout. This student is selected by their AVID teacher, AVID Counselor, and AVID Site Coordinator, and the student completes an application process. 52 Senior Standouts were honored

From ETHS, the AVID Senior Standout is Emily Bautista. She plans to attend Cal State Fullerton and major in Business Administration. 

From MVHS, the AVID Senior Standout is Ethan Beltran De Anda. In addition to being recognized as an AVID Senior Standout, he received a $2,500 scholarship from the Charles H. & Ethel E. Wolfe Endowment. Ethan plans to attend Cal Poly Pomona and major in Engineering.  

From THHS, the AVID Senior Standout is Juliana Boco. She plans to attend Saddleback College in the fall.
Maya Cortez from MVHS and John Conrad Toringan from THHS each received a $5,000 scholarship from the Orange County Centennial Fund. Maya plans to major in Nursing and is deciding between attending Cal State Fullerton and Saddleback College. John will attend UC Santa Cruz and major in Film and Digital Media. 
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