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The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.



AVID, Advancement via Individual Determination, is a school-wide college readiness support system that will work hand-in-hand with the core content courses to prepare students for challenging, rigorous work. In AVID, students engage in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading strategies to help them master rigorous academic content. High expectations are paired with strategies for success (such as note taking, time management, organization and goal setting) and in-class tutorial sessions so that students excel in advanced courses and are prepared for the rigors of university work.


Students must apply to be in AVID. AVID Site Teams at each campus review student applications and interview students to determine students who meet the expectations and would benefit the most from the class. Participation in AVID is a high honor. Students who are interested in AVID should contact Mrs. Salazar, AVID Coordinator.



  • are highly motivated
  • have positive attitudes and behavior
  • are willing to work hard
  • have good attendance
  • plan to attend college



The AVID elective class requires hard work and perseverance, and is effective only if participation is voluntary. Students must sign a contract agreeing to:

  • Enroll in AVID as an elective class (for the entire school year)
  • Enroll in a rigorous course of study
  • Come to school on-time daily
  • Study at least two hours a day and complete all assignments
  • Maintain an organized AVID binder that includes class notes, studying material, assignments, and completed work
  • Participate in AVID tutorials and collaborative study groups
  • Assist teachers and students in maintaining a positive learning environment
  • Participate in AVID field trips and activities
  • Apply to AVID at Bell Gardens High School, and eventually apply several colleges/ universities in senior year

AVID Scholars of the Quarter

Quarter 1

6th grade: Gael Garcia Chicas

7th grade: Edgardo Castro-Ortega

8th grade: Elyzha Grajeda-Vaca


Quarter 2

6th grade: Dannalee Rodriguez

7th grade: Luis Medina

8th grade: Stephanie Yanez


Quarter 3

6th grade: Brian Rosas

7th grade: Saul Morataya

8th grade: Rimen Zarastegui



AVID Scholars of the Month


6th grade: Dannalee Rodriguez

7th grade: Miguel Luna-Olvera

8th grade: Nicole Martinez



6th grade: Gema Diaz Ramirez

7th grade: Silvia Lucas-Lopez

8th grade: Valentina Aguilar



6th grade: Stephany Gonzalez

7th grade: Francisco Corona

8th grade: Brandon Pena



6th grade: Scarlett Hernandez

7th grade: Maria Mendoza

8th grade: Genesis Gonzalez



6th grade: Matteo Andrade

7th grade: Isabel Lechuga

8th grade: Angelee Toscano



6th grade: Miranda Estrada

7th grade: Jayleen Berrueta

8th grade: Brianna Huerta



AVID Falcon PRIDE Students of the Month


6th grade: Angel Garcia

7th grade: Maria Mendoza

8th grade: Cesar Valencia



6th grade: Jesus E. Rubio

7th grade: Mirelsy Padilla

8th grade: Elijah Verduzco



6th grade: Aiden Ballardo Delgadillo

7th grade: Anthony Ramirez

8th grade: Isaiah Espinoza



6th grade: Arianna Hernandez

7th grade: Saul Morataya

8th grade: Anthony Hernandez



6th grade: Emily Flores

7th grade: Alonzo Mata

8th grade: Carlos Galan



6th grade: Nathalie Gonzalez

7th grade: Damian Garin

8th grade: Alexander Perez


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Students are expected to attend tutoring after school (2:00 - 3:00 pm) if they have failing grades or by teacher recommendation. Teachers will provide students with the Zoom or Google Meets link to join tutoring.


6th GRADE:

Robertson = Monday

Merilus = Tuesday

Mendez = Thursday

Lafarga = Monday

Morales = Tuesday


7th GRADE:

Magana = Monday

Escobedo = Tuesday

Arreola = Thursday


8th GRADE:

Showalter = Monday

Fajardo = Thursday


Study Spot Schedule