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How to Apply

The Application Process...

Thank you for your interest in our AVID program. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a four-year, elective class offered to students who would like to prepare for entrance into a four-year university. The curriculum features writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, reading, note-taking, study skills and college and career activities. College students are in the classroom as tutors and field trips are taken to visit different universities.

Criteria taken into consideration for all applicants include:
  • Grades (minimum 2.0 GPA)
  • Citizenship & Attendance
  • Teacher/counselor recommendations
The application process consists of the following required steps:

1. Please complete the application below in order to be considered for our AVID program:
WHS AVID Application

2. Attend Future Frosh Night to introduce yourself to the AVID staff, submit a copy of your most current grades, and ensure your application has been received.

3. Acceptance will be confirmed in early May. Congratulatory letters will be sent out immediately after.
4. Sign up for Summer school at Whittier HS or through the Jaime Escalante Program. We want you to get started right away!!