AVID

San Ysidro is an AVID National Demonstration School

 

AVID Coordinator: Marko Gutierrez

AP in charge of AVID: Marisol Higareda

AVID Elective Teachers:

Eric Kobrick, Andrea Giordano-Rink, Lindsey Sparks, Marysol Gomez, Jessica McKittrick, Jessica Bedoya

Why do SYH students want to take AVID as one of their electives?

Students in AVID recognize that getting to a four-year university is not easy, especially for a first-generation college student.  AVID seeks to ensure that students not only get accepted to a four-year university, but that they are also prepared to succeed once they are there.   AVID students learn about all different universities, especially those outside of San Diego.   AVID students also have access to many scholarships just for being in AVID!  Many students believe that the best part of AVID includes the many fieldtrips AVID classes take to explore universities.  SYH AVID students have visited schools as close as UC Riverside and as far as UC Berkeley.

Who has graduated from the SYH AVID program and what have they done?

The SYH AVID program has been “helping Cougars get to college” since 2006, when the first AVID seniors graduated and were accepted to four-year universities.  In 2006 there were only a handful of students in AVID, but in 2019 SYH graduated 75 AVID Seniors, all of whom attend college/university now. We have students who have attended and graduated from prestigious universities such as Stanford, Bekeley, UCLA, Georgetown, Dennison, etc. In addition, some of our students are now in PhD and Master’s programs.

Previous AVID students who won big in college scholarships:

In 2017 Christian Robles (UC Irinve) won the prestigious AVID Founder’s Scholarship of $25, 0000

In 2019 San Ysidro AVID Students made headlines when they won thousands of dollars in scholarships.  Winners included:

Name Scholarship Amount
Alejandra Guerrero Prebys Student Leaders Endowed Scholarship $5,000
President’s Diversity Scholarship $2,075
Biliteracy Scholarship $1,000
Mariachi Scholarship Foundation $750
Cynthia Coria President’s Diversity Scholarship $2,075
AVID Cindy Bishop Scholarship $2,000
Lighthouse Scholarship $500
Celeste Vargas Community Health Group Scholarship $1,000
San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce $500
San Ysidro Women’s Club $500
AVID High Tech Scholarship $2,500
Jacqueline Molina Judge Lowell Scholarship $726
Anitza Monarrez Judge Lowell Scholarship $726
Jackeline Ortiz Women’s Club Scholarship $1,500
Acire Del Castillo Community Health Group Scholarship $500
SY Chamber of Commerce $500
Eduardo Zepeda Ford Scholarship Salute to Education $1,000
San Dieog Foundation Adrian Gonzalez $2,500
Andrea Quintero San Ysidro Women’s Club $500
Brenda Medina San Ysidro Women’s Club $500

For more information on AVID at SYH, please contact : Mr.Gutierrez marko.gutierrez@sweetwaterschools.org

AVID Students and University Acceptances

Last Name First Name Universities Accepted Into
ABARCA SEBASTIAN SDSU, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, UC Merced, CSU San Marcos, CSU Dominguez Hills
ALATORRE DAVID Regis, Canisius, Johnson & Wales, Cal Poly SLO, Cal Poly Pomona, SDSU, Long Beach, UCR, UCSD, UCI
ARANA RODRIGUEZ YEHUCHABETH Point Loma, UCI
CARACOZA ALEJANDRO
CONTRERAS REBECA Chico St., Menlo, SDSU, SFSU, UC Merced
CORIA CYNTHIA GCU, UC Santa Cruz, UCSD, UC Davis, Chico St., SJSU, SDSU
DEL CASTILLO ACIRE CSU Northridge, UCSB, SDSU, UCSD, Fullerton, UCR
DELGADILLO MELISSA
FELIX MIA UC Merced, SDSU
GOMEZ ALONDRA University of Arizona, NAU
GONZALEZ RAQUEL San Marcos, Dominguez Hills, LSU, CSU Bakersfield
GUERRERO ALEJANDRA SFSU, CSUSM, GCU, CSU Fullerton, UCR, SDSU, UCI, UCSB,
HERNANDEZ AMY Humboldt, SFSU, Chico St., Bridgewater, St.John’s, UC Merced, SDSU
HERRERA CARLO Humboldt
INZUNZA EDWIN Chico, CSUDH, Alfred
JAIME GUILLERMO Norte Dame de Namur, Chico, SDSU, UCR, Fullerton, St. John’s, Marymount
LERMA IVAN Long Beach, UCSC, UCR, CSU Fullerton, UCSB, SDSU, SFSU, UCSD
LOPEZ DIANA CSUDH, San Marocs, GCU, Long Beach, La Verne, Loyola Marymount, UC Irvine, SDSU, UCSD, UCR
LOZOYA MAXIMO CSU East Bay, Sacramento St., ASU, GCU
MARTIN BECERRA JOSUE
MEDINA JOSE GCU, Columbia, New England, SFSU, ASU
MELGOZA ADRIAN Long Island, GCU, Lee University, St. John’s, Queens, William Patterson, CSU San Marcos
MONARREZ ANITZA West Virginia, New Haven University, Lewis, University of New Orleans, Tulane, Hawaii, Cal State Maritime, Humboldt, Alaska
OLIVA CRISTINA CSUDH, Bakersfield, Chico, SFSU
PICAZARRI BRITANNY CSUSB, CSUSM, CSU Dominguez Hills, SDSU, UC Merced, UCR
QUINONES DEL ANGEL ALAN Pace, SDSU, Humboldt
RAYGOZA JOSE CSU Chico, GCU, CSUDH
REBOLLO IBARRA ALAN CSU LA, Fullerton, Chico, SDSU, UCI, UCSB
RUIZ DAVILA SAMANTHA Channel Islands, Humboldt, Chico
SALINAS TAMARA Channel Islands, Hillbert College, Marymount, San Marcos, Concordia Irvine
SANCHEZ ALEJANDRA Whittier, SFSU, Vanguard, UC Merced
SANCHEZ AYLIN GCU, CSU LA
SANCHEZ ARAMBULA DIANA CSU Dominguez Hills, CSUSB, GCU, UC Merced, Notre Dame De Namur
SAUCEDO ALHONDRA Holy Names, Fullerton, UC Riverside, UC Merced, CSU San Marcos, SDSU, Bellamine
VARGAS VERA CELESTE ITHAI GCU, CSU Fullerton, Long Beach, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, UCSD, SDSU, Boston University

 

Last Name First Name Universities Accepted Into
ALVAREZ-CORONA JAIR San Francisco State University, ASU, University of Arizona, SDSU
BALVANEDA JR ENRIQUE GCU, CSU San Marcos
BERMUDEZ ALECZANDER Sonoma State, CSUDH, SDSU, GCU
CARRILLO CASTILLO SAMANTHA CSUEB, CSUDH, GCU, UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS, CSU Monterey Bay, ASU, Holy Names, Concordia
CASILLAS ALEJANDRA CSUSB, SDSU, San Marcos
CUEVAS EVELYN ASU, Humboldt, Sonoma St., Chico, Hood College, Pacific Lutheran, Northern Colorado, Sonoma, Stanislaus, University of Oregon
DELGADO JUAN CSUDH, HOLY NAMES, La Salle, Pacific Lutheran, Radford, Transylvania, University of Wyoming, Whitworth, Univerity of Mary, Eastern Oregon University, Johnson & Wales, Ferris St., Chico, SDSU, San Diego
DELGADO RAUL SDSU, UCSB
DE SANTIAGO NOELIA CSUEB, UCR, UCSD, CSULA, SDSU, Southwestern University
FERNANDEZ ANDREA CSUSB, Fullerton, SDSU, Westmont, Pepperdine, Pacific Lutheran, Tulane
GARCIA LORENZO ANN Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills, GCU, Columbia College
GOMEZ DANIEL SDSU, UC Merced
GONZALEZ ALEJANDRO CSUSB, Fullerton, SDSU, Cal Poly, UCI, UCSD, UCSC,UCSB, La Verne, La sierra, SF university, Redlands University
GUTIERREZ CHRISTOPHER Holy Names, Norte Dame de Namur, UC Merced, SDSU,Woodbury University
GUTIERREZ MAGALY Marymount
LECHUGA KATHERINE CSU San Marcos, GCU, SDSU
LEDESMA OLMOS ENRIQUE San Marcos, Marymount, Holy Names, GCU, Menlo
LOPEZ PENA ERIKA GCU, Chico, UC Merced
MACIAS VALERY CSUSM, ALBION
MEDINA BRENDA CSU Dominguez Hills, Chico, CSU LA, UCSB, UCI
MOLINA BELTRAN JACQUELINE Southwestern College
NUNEZ ANGEL Menlo, Holy Names, Dominguez Hills, Notre Dame de Namur
OROPEZA ELIZABETH Airforce
ORTEGA DURAN ALDO CSUEB, Sonoma St., San Fransico State, Southwestern
ORTIZ JACKELINE GCU, SDSU, UCSD
PALOMINO PATRICIA GCU, SDSU, ASU, ST. JOHN’S
PARAMO LOAIZA LUCERO CSUSB, Dominguez Hills, GCU
PARRA MARIANNE GCU, SFSU,Pace, Waitlisted: UC Berkley, CSU Fullerton
PARRA MARIELLE GCU,Pace, fullerton (waitlist)
QUINTERO ANDREA GCU, Dominguez Hills, CSU Monterey Bay, Hawaii Pacific
RAMIREZ SELENA UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA, Prescott College, GCU, Unity College, Sterling College
RAMIREZ SELENE NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE, ALMA College
ROMERO MARIA CHAFFEY, Mount Saint Mary’s, University of Mary Harden Baylor
ROSALES ERIC San Marcos, GCU, Fullerton, SFSU
SALMAN DAVID Bakersfield
SANDOVAL ANDRES Humboldt, Cuyamaca
SANTILLAN ELIZABETH Humboldt, Chico, Northridge, CSU Sacramento
SILVA ADAN Millsaps, SDSU, Menlo, Fullerton, UC Riverside, waitlisted: CSU Long Beach, ST. Thomas University
ZEPEDA-GUTIERREZ EDUARDO GCU

 

We have 13 sections of AVID

 What is AVID?

We have 13 sections of AVID
AVID stands for “Advancement via Individual Determination” and it is a university-preparation program designed to help students ensure they are academically and socially prepared for success in college.   Over the course of four years the SYH AVID Department helps students develop the academic skills/habits they will need to be successful at a four-year university.  AVID students take the most rigorous classes they can, but receive time in AVID to collaborate with their peers around tough subjects like AP World History, AP English Literature, and AP Calculus.  The program also ensures students are aware of all the necessary steps they must take to be admitted to a four-year university, including helping students to prepare for the SAT/ACT/SAT II tests.  Additionally, students learn about differences between universities, decide on a major that is right for them, and get help with university admissions essays, scholarship applications, financial aid, and much more!  
For more information on AVID visit www.avid.org  
For research on AVID’s effectiveness visit:  http://www.avid.org/res_research.html

Who can join?

AVID is designed for students who have the individual drive to do what is necessary to be prepared for a four-year university upon graduation.  Students must be “on-track” in their courses and have at least a “C” average.  Additionally, AVID students are usually the first in their family to attend a four-year university in the United States. Most students enter AVID at the beginning of ninth grade and should talk to the AVID Coordinator (Mr. Gutierrez ) to find out about the specific requirements for being in AVID.   Students learn about AVID first, understand the commitment and what is asked of them, and then are interviewed.  AVID is a year-long elective, but to maximize the program’s benefit students should stay in AVID for the four-years of high school.  Statistics show that students who begin AVID in middle school and stay in AVID throughout high school are more likely to complete college-entrance requirements and be admitted to a four-year university.
 
 
 

What does AVID look like on a weekly basis?

MONDAY
WEDNESDAY
FRIDAY
Hour 1: Tutorials
Hour 2: AVID Curriculum
Hour 1: Tutorials
Hour 2: AVID Curriculum
Binder checks, Socratic Seminars, Guest Speakers, and Team-Building