Incoming FreshmenTop of Page

If you have been accepted to AVID for Fall 2017 you should have recently received a letter in the mail.  
Sequoia High School is hosting an optional one-week jump start to high school in June for incoming AVID students. This game-oriented, team-building experience is a fun way to ease the transition to a new school by building relationships with other students and staff and getting to know the layout of campus. The Strong Start Academy focuses on strengthening decision skills to support success in high school.   The academy will take place June 19-23 from 9am-3pm at Sequoia in Room 128.  You can apply online at

Welcome to AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)Top of Page

Welcome to AVID ... a life-changing program for students.

AVID is a program designed to help students in the middle prepare for and succeed in colleges and universities. Students in the program commit themselves to improvement and preparation for college. AVID offers a rigorous program of instruction in academic “survival skills” and college level entry skills. The AVID program teaches the student how to study, read for content, take notes, and manage time. Students participate in collaborative study groups or tutorials led by tutors who use skillful questioning to bring students to a higher level of understanding.

We have an outstanding AVID team and teaching staff who go the distance for our students.

Want to apply to AVID?Top of Page

Two ways to apply:

1) Paper application: Download our application to submit to our AVID Coordinator with a current student transcript attached.

2) Apply on-line: Use the link below to apply for our program on-line. Before you start the application, make sure you have a teacher or counselor's name and e-mail address to fill out our Recommendation Form.

Also, please check out our AVID informational powerpoint!

AVID TeachersTop of Page

Click the name to send an email message:
Chin, Karina
11th Grade AVID Teacher
Ext. 69665

Magallanes, Jessica
11th Grade AVID Teacher
12th grade AVID Teacher

Slater, Jane
12th Grade AVID Teacher
Ext. 69650

Holst, Erin
9th Grade AVID Teacher
Ext. 69640

Thayer, Lance
9th grade AVID teacher

Stalder-Skarmoutsos, Scott
10th Grade AVID Teacher
Ext. 69705

Guillen, Cristelda
10th Grade AVID Teacher
Ext. 69619

Yeager, Teresa
AVID Coordinator
Ext. 69711

10th Grade AVIDTop of Page

Mrs. Guillen and Mr. Stalder-Skarmoutsos are excited for this year's 10th graders

11th Grade with Ms.Chin and Ms.MagallanesTop of Page

12th with Ms. Slater and Ms. PeytonTop of Page

AVID Field Trips and Team Building Days!Top of Page

AVID AlumniTop of Page

AVID ResourcesTop of Page

Preparing for college can be an intimidating and exhausting experience (but, well worth it). Below are some valuable resources to help you with questions about colleges, finances and extra support.
  • AVID Website
    Straight from the AVID website, a collection of helpful links.
  • Parent and Student Resources
    Get a deeper understanding of the expectations for your student with these helpful resources. This site is great for the student as well. Many of the material is available in Spanish and English.