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AVID at HPHS

What is AVID?

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and our main goal is to get our students college and career-ready.  While almost all students possess the desire to attend college, we understand that there are factors that may make the road to college difficult.  To address these issues, we make sure to target students that are historically underrepresented, who will be first in their family to attend college and students who tend to fall into the middle range for grades. 

Our program equips students with a variety of college and career-related information that range from SAT Prep, college field trips, guest speakers, mock interviews, resume building, and community service opportunities. However, besides these items, AVID's main focus is to ensure that all students are ready for class by practicing organization, note-taking, public speaking, study skills, and study groups. 

If you are interested in joining the AVID family, please contact our coordinator for information. 

 

 

Tutorials
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Two days a week, students get into tutorial groups that allow them work on assignments as a group. 
Mock Interviews and Resume Building
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In their junior year, students must undergo the Mock Interview where they practice job interviewing skills. 
The AVID Study Lounge
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AVID Students have exclusive access to the AVID Study Lounge on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
Community Events: Annual AVID Pumpkin Carving
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Fall and Spring Rallies for Honor Roll
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During the Spring and Fall Rallies, student speakers are selected to talk about their experiences and honor roll is handed out to 3.0 and higher GPAs.
Community Service
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By their senior year, all AVID students should have 75-100 hours of community service. 
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Community Circles and Restorative Justice
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Throughout the year, we give students the platform to share and grow through discussion. 
Developing a Family
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Through events like Secret Santa, we strive to make the class more like a family where students feel comfortable. 
AVID Mentor Program
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All freshmen are paired with a junior mentor that they must meet every other week for two years. The goal is to help build community while trying to encourage growth and support.

AVID Coordinator

Elective Teachers

Contact Sheveeta Jackson  Sheveeta Jackson (323) 826-2300 Math Teacher/AVID Elective Teacher
Contact Louis Bonsteel IV  Louis Bonsteel IV (323) 826-2300 History/Social Science Teacher and Running Coach
Contact Cynthia Tiscareno  Cynthia Tiscareno AP Biology, H.Bio, AVID 9 Teacher, Physics

Site Team

Contact Melissa Gosian  Melissa Gosian (213) 293-9405 Educational Specialist

AVID Alumni

In 2018, our program had our first cohort graduate. All of the students that completed our program graduated and were accepted to a two-year or four-year university. 

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Ignacio Sanchez was in AVID for four years and now is studying communications at San Jose State University.  He hopes to get into broadcast. While at Huntington Park, he was the AVID Club President, Varsity Football and Track, and earned a 3.8 GPA.

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Mykey Ramirez is currently at University of California, Irvine and hopes to become a teacher. While at Huntington Park, he was Volleyball Captain, President of several clubs, and earned over 150 hours of community service. 

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Jacky Atilano is studying at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. She is currently studying Sociology. 

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William Herrera,  Luz Garcia, and Hugo Vega all currently attend California State University, Dominguez Hills. 

AVID Students at Graduation

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AVID STudents Consistently Win Attendance Awards

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