AVID for Current ETHS Students

  • Current ETHS Students in Grades 9-11 become eligible for AVID based on the following traits:

    1. Ethnic groups who are underrepresented at the post-secondary level and/or first-generation college-bound students. 

    2. Students who have a desire to improve executive functioning skills required for college readiness.

    3. Highly motivated academically as demonstrated through attendance, behavior, and grade point average.


    Selection Timeline for Current ETHS Students

    • December
      All students in grades 9-11 and their parents/guardians receive an email invitation for their student to apply.

    • January-February
      Students who apply for the AVID program will participate in interviews to determine final section.

    • Late Spring
      Students will be notified if they are selected to enroll in AVID. This will be scheduled as an elective.



    Students must apply to begin the selection process for AVID. The Application process begins each year in December after students and parents/guardians receive an email notifying them of AVID Open Enrollment. Eligible students should complete the upperclassmen (9th - 11th graders) application.



    1. Is AVID a program for students with low test scores/grades? No.  Students invited to apply to AVID are from the academic middle.   

    2. Can I join AVID after freshman year? AVID is designed as a four-year program. Students who apply as incoming freshmen are given priority over those who wait for later years. Students will have a specific college prep curriculum during all four years; they receive a grade and elective credit.

    3. Can I enroll my child in AVID for just one year? No.  AVID is a four-year system with a proven 30-year track record of successful results.

    4. Can my child take art or language and also be in AVID? Yes. Students have many options for classes.  Students can take advantage of summer courses. Students should also discuss options with their assigned AVID counselor. Some options include early bird P.E. (as a junior and senior) or taking classes that fulfill more than one requirement.