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
  • Take the Explore or PSAT exam (7th & 8th grade)
  • Apply to AVID at Bell Gardens High School, and eventually apply several colleges/ universities in senior year


The following AVID students have been recognized for their awesome work during the school-year:


6th Grade:

Darlene Regalado, Luis Castillo, Fatima Roman


7th Grade:

Samantha Becerra, Carlos Lopez, Allison Garcia, Tazalina Rodriguez, Valerie Ruiz, Yunuen Calderon, Raul Hernandez, Alexander Aragon, Edgar Rosas, Emily Barbosa, Issac Bautista, Bryan Diezmartinez, Alexa Jimenez, Isaiah Covarrubias, Alexander Andrade


8th Grade:

Yandel Fuentes, Isabella Lara, Anthony Moreno, Nayeli Gomez, Brielle Orizaga, Nathaly Reyes, Sofia Nunez, Guadalupe Ruiz-Esparza, Kayleen Morales, Jocelyn Antolin, Anthony Moreno

AVID Scholars of the Quarter


Quarter 1

6th grade: Elyzha Grajeda-Vaca

7th grade: Sarahi Bailon

8th grade: Guadalupe Ruiz Esparza


Quarter 2

6th grade: Liliana Gutierrez-Romero

7th grade: Alexander Andrade

8th grade: Eli Zambrano


Quarter 3

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Quarter 4

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The following AVID students earned a 2.0 GPA or higher with no D’s, F’s, or 3’s on their Quarter 1 (Q1) Progress Report. Great job!  *Earned a 4.0 GPA

6th Grade:

Itzel Chavez, Jacob Enamorado Perez, Fernanda Estrada Gonzalez, Liliana Gutierrez-Romero, Brianna Huerta Herrera, Andy Ibarra, Matthew Ledesma, Angel Monzon, Camila Nunez, 

Alexander Perez, Darlene Regalado Sanchez, Nathanael Sanchez, Cesar Valencia Ortega

7th Grade:

Pablo Anaya, *Emily Barbosa, Samantha Becerra Sigala, Clarissa Campos, *Elizabeth Cano, Marlen Diaz, Allison Garcia, Raul Hernandez, Ashlie Jimenez, *Emily Morales, Kimberly Pineda, Anthony Rios, *Samantha Sanchez, Jason Sandoval Martinez, Victoria Valenzuela Espinoza, Alexander Andrade, *Sarahi Bailon, Bayley, Benitez, Jayden Bilton, *Isaiah Covarrubias, Andy Hernandez, Jaden Hidalgo, Chesney Medina, Julian Ramos, David Zamora Melendres

8th Grade:

Andrew Briones, Sebastian Casanova, Stephany Contreras, *Jorlynn Covarrubias-Angel, John Fernandez, Julyn Flores, Yandel Fuentes, Xiomara Gamez, *Jesus Garcia Garcia, Carmen Gil, Nayeli Gomez, Geraldine Huerta Isais, Isabella Lara-Rodriguez, America Madueno Vega, Sophia Meza, *Anthony Moreno Benitez, Jemma Ortiz, *Esthefania Soto, Katelyn Torres, Santiago Vazquez, Brittany Vega, Cesar Velasquez-Torres, Emily Yanez, *Eli Zambrano, Jocelyn Antolin, Hector Arcadia,*Abigail Arellanez, *Bryant Castellanos,*Paolo Castro, *Elizabeth Figueroa, Madelyn Flores, *Alyssa Hernandez, *Rey Martinez, Jacob Mendoza, *Miguel Montes, *Elizabeth Montiel, Samantha Mora, *Kayleen Morales, Sofia Nunez, Erick Perea, Nathalie Reyes Diaz, *Candice Rodriguez, *Guadalupe Ruiz Esparza, *Andrew Torres, *Jazmin Torres, Steven Tovar, Max Valenzuela, Alize Villa, Daisy Villa

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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:

Merilus = Monday

Robertson = Tuesday

Mendez = Thursday


7th GRADE:

Magana = Monday

Aranda = Tuesday

Arreola = Thursday


8th GRADE:

Showalter = Monday

Fajardo = Thursday


Study Spot Schedule