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2018 Carson Scholar - Nancy Mendez

2018 Carson Scholar - Nancy Mendez


Congratulations to Samantha Jimenez for being SJHHS AVID Senior Standout! 


AVID FAMILY 2017 - 2018

AVID FAMILY 2017 - 2018

Class of 2018

Class of 2018

5th Annual Language Learner Celebration - Miguel Bravo & Vanessa Moz

Miguel Bravo and Vanessa Moz

Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID is a nationally recognized program designed to help bright, motivated students in their completion of college-prep coursework while in high school, in hopes that these students will be able to gain acceptance to 4-year colleges or universities directly from high school.  

It is a bridge to get students to college. Guest speakers and field trips to local universities! AVID students are typically bright, average or above average students with no chronic disciplinary or attendance problems.

Students in this program have a B or C average and are not discipline issues. They want to be successful! AVID students typically need assistance with organizational, planning and study skills in order to reach their full potentials. Students may be among the first in their families to attend college, although this is certainly not always the case!  

Students enrolled in this class will receive elective credits and would be in this class in lieu of CCP or Geography. If you are interested in participating in AVID or have further questions regarding this program please contact Mr. Briggs, AVID Coordinator cwbriggs@capousd.org.

Class of 2022: Want to join AVID?

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AVID Officers 2017/2018

Alumni Guest Speakers

CSU, Fullerton

  • Mariana Fitz
  • Ilse Diaz

UC Merced

  • Cinthia Muniz

Saddleback College

  • Alexis Maya


Congratulations From Black and Latino Men Read Contest - Alfredo Ramos Lopes - 1st Place - $500. Very proud of you!

Congratulations From Black and Latino Men Read Contest - Alfredo Ramos Lopes - 
2nd Place - $300. Very proud of you!

AVID Teachers

AVID Teachers
Bracamontes, Tanislado
Math/AVID Teacher
Briggs, Charles
AVID Coordinator / Social Science Teacher
Elenes, Justin
Academic Advisor
Gidion, Janey
English Department Chair
Humphreys, Daniel
Science/AVID Teacher
Smalley, Jennifer
Sotelo, Fernando
Academic Advisor
Villalba, Fernanda
Spanish Teacher/AVID

AVID 9th Grade Leadership Conference 2018

2017 Fundraiser Breakfast

2017 Holiday Potluck

2017 UCI Celebrate Reading

2017-2018 SJHHS AVID Unity Time

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
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