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

Sequoia AVID Logo saying we are Sequoia
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!

Incoming FreshmenTop of Page

If you receive an acceptance letter from AVID for Fall 2018, please visit this link to apply for our Summer Program August 6-10th in Room 128 at Sequoia.  Any questions?  Contact Tessa Yeager, our AVID Coordinator, at


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AVID TeachersTop of Page

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Chin, Karina
12th Grade AVID Teacher
Magallanes, Jessica
12th Grade AVID Teacher
10th Grade AVID Teacher
Cespedes, Erin
10th Grade AVID Teacher
11th Grade AVID Teacher
Guillen, Cristelda
11th Grade AVID Teacher
Slater, Jane
9th Grade AVID Teacher
Weden, Stephanie
9th grade AVID Teacher
Yeager, Teresa
AVID Coordinator
Ext. 69711

9th grade with Ms. Slater and Ms. WedenTop of Page

10th Grade with Ms. Peyton and Ms. CespedesTop of Page

11th Grade AVIDTop of Page

Mrs. Guillen and Mr. Stalder-Skarmoutsos are excited for this year's 11th graders

Class picture of 11th grade AVID students

Class picture of 11th grade AVID students

AVID logo

12th Grade with Ms.Chin and Ms.MagallanesTop of Page

Class picture of Ms. Chin's 12th graders

Class picture of Ms. Magallanes' 12th grade class

AVID Field Trips and Team Building Days!Top of Page

Thank you sign to our supporters

College Field Trip at UCLA group picture

AVID AlumniTop of Page

AVID Alumni receiving awards

AVID Alumni doing community service

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.