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  • What is AVID?

    AVID is a Kindergarten - through higher education system to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility.  It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students, and in closing the achievement gap.  AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.

    AVID targets students in the academic middle - B, C, and even D students - who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard.  These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential.  Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from low-income or minority families.  AVID pulls these students out of their unchallenging courses and puts them on the college track: acceleration instead of remediation. 

    Not only are students enrolled in their school's toughest classes, such as honors and Advanced Placement, but also in the AVID elective.  For one period a day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable.  Their self-images improve, and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other students. 

    Retreived from: avidonline.org


    We are now hiring AVID tutors at Chavez High School. 
    We have positions available Monday through Thursday from 9:00-10:00 and/or 10:10-11:10.  We will work around your schedule. 
    Contact Kyle Dei Rossi, AVID District Coordinator at the district office. He can be reached at: 209-933-7040 ext 2724 or 209-482-8702.
    Thank you and I look forward to working with you soon. You may forward this information to anyone who is interested in being a tutor. We will only hire approximately 7 tutors so get these steps done as soon as possible.

    We are always looking for members for our growing site-team.  If you are a teacher, staff member, parent, or student and are interested in being on the site-team, please contact our AVID Coordinator, Jay Cox jdcox@stocktonusd.net 


    2020-21 Chavez AVID Site-Team

    • Jay Cox
    • Tammy Earnest
    • Yamilet Fox
    • Elena Gibbons
    • Bobbie Vang
    • Kim Hughes
    • Patti Rivera
    • Claudia Solis
    • Brian Cobb
    • Eric Cobb
    • Sherry Jackson
    • Linda Roberts
    • Justin Gann
    • Jordan Jimenez
    • Kailee Lewis
    • Stacey Updegraff
    • Alyssa Cuevas
    • Brieanna Roberts
    • Doug Pitney
    • Christyn Flores
    • Michelle Canfield
    • Art Coleman
    • Mike Areida
    • Alejandra Soria


  • AVID Elective Teachers:

    Ninth Grade:

    Alyssa Cuevas- acuevas@stocktonusd.net


    Tenth Grade:

    Kailee Lewis- kalewis@stocktonusd.net

    Stacey Updegraff- sudegraff@stocktonusd.net


    Eleventh Grade:

    Jordan Jimenez- jnjimenez@stocktonusd.net


    Twelvth Grade:

    Jay Cox- jdcox@stocktonusd.net 

  • What AVID IS...

    • AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.
    • AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 4-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.
    • AVID places academically average students in advanced classes.
    • AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income and other students without a college-going tradition in their families.
    • AVID is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle.
    • AVID is implemented schoolwide and districtwide.

    What AVID ISN'T...

    • AVID isn't a remedial program.
    • AVID isn't a free ride.
    • AVID isn't a niche program.
    • AVID isn't a college outreach program.