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Students of the Month October 2018

 Congratulations to the following students of the month. Christopher Carter, Reiko Scilingo, Alan Villanueva, Sebastian Gomez Valdez, Olivia Merrick, Alma Hernandez, Kendyl Brower, Laura Lipponen, Ron Belman, Kristie Herrera Garrido, Enya Walker, Jakob Silva, Ilda Livia Huoponen, Lindsay Harris, Lilou Gervais, Irvin Alvarado Martinez (not pictured), Peter Sanfilippo, Francisco Guardarrama. Great job everyone! (Miller)

Students reading The Shield Newspaper
The Shield Editors

The Shield Editors

Students in the quad
Students in the quad
In class
Students of the month
Art students
Football team
Art students' mural
Drama students
Drama students
Sports audience
Marching band
Football coach and students
Football team
Football supporters

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

AVID is a support program for students bound for four-year universities. AVID students must be self-directed and motivated. Students are expected to stay enrolled in college preparatory courses and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA throughout high school. Although students may be recruited from the ninth and tenth grade, students typically enter AVID as freshmen and stay with the program through their senior year. The classroom teacher instructs students using AVID curriculum, focusing on writing, inquiry, and collaboration. Seminars are given in note taking, goal setting, team building, reading improvement, test-taking skills, study and time management skills, personal organization, and SAT/ACT preparation. Students also receive tutorial support in the AVID class, which helps students achieve in all their academic courses and prepares them for college work. In addition, students have the opportunity to visit neighboring universities, hear college and career speakers, and participate in artistic and cultural experiences. Prerequisite: Application and Interview
Course #     AVID 1 # 18900
AVID 2 # 18910 
AVID 3 # 18920 
AVID Seminar # 18930 
Course Term: Yearlong 
Grade Levels: 9-12 
Graduation Credit: General Electives 
CSU/UC: Electives(g)- AVID 1, AVID 2 and AVID 3 and AVID Seminar
Course Description: