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AVID Secondary and AVID Excel
Loré Carrillo
 Director of College and Career Readiness
Sites with AVID

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Sites with AVID

Secondary Sites
Douglass Middle School
Lee Middle School
Woodland High School
Pioneer High School


Advancement Via Independent Determination (AVID)

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AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness in a global society.


AVID is a college-readiness system for elementary through postsecondary designed to increase school wide learning and performance. AVID accelerates student learning, uses research-based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.

AVID serves over 30,000 plus students in more than 285 middle and high schools in Los Angles County.

Among the 2,800 LA County AVID graduates of 2013:

  • 85% completed UC/CSU a-g requirements
  • 60% planned to attend a post-secondary college or university