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    Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)


    What is AVID?

    AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college readiness system that implements schoolwide instructional strategies and offers an AVID Elective class for students who have a desire and willingness to go to college but may lack resources or opportunities to be college ready.

    The AVID Application Process

    AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) is an elective class offered to students who would like to prepare for entrance into college. The curriculum features writing, inquiry, collaboration, reading, note-taking, study-skills and college/career activities. College students work in the classroom as tutors twice a week, and field trips are taken to visit universities. Students must commit to taking notes in class on a daily basis.Criteria taken into consideration for all applicants include: GPA, interview, citizenship, attendance, and teacher recommendations. 

    Interested in applying for AVID?  Complete the online application here.  

    The AVID Elective Class

    The AVID Elective class is designed for students who are typically under-represented at the post-secondary level. In the AVID Elective Class students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses. The AVID Elective is rooted in WICOR strategies (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading).

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    Additional Curriculum Topics

    Goal Setting
    Affective Education
    Study Skills

    Student Expectations

    Maintain an Organized Binder
    Take Cornell notes
    Use Planner
    Monitor Grades Weekly
    Enroll in College Prep Courses
    Commit to a half hour of homework per class each night

Phone: (720) 747-3056


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Biology Colorado State University Pueblo Master of Arts in Education Administration Grand Canyon University

Ms. Amanda Arellano

Amanda Arellano was born and raised in Pueblo, CO where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master’s in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University. Amanda has been an educator for 11 years taking-on various leadership roles such as a department chair, parent-involvement coordinator, program coordinator, behavior interventionist as well as serving on other school and district committees. Mrs. Arellano participated in the National Institute for Latino School Leaders, Colorado Association of School Executives Leadership Development of Diverse Leaders program, and Colorado Educator Voice Fellowship. She is an educator who is passionate about being trauma-informed and equity-driven to meet the needs of ALL students so that ALL students can reach their full potential.