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What is AVID?

Advancement via Individual Determination, or AVID, is a college-readiness program that equips students with the necessary tools and skills needed to be successful in a four-year university program. AVID students are taught organizational strategies and study skills, use collaboration to solve problems and receive help with college admissions and prep tests. Hudson’s Bay AVID program creates a close-knit, supportive community that helps our students build a strong foundation for their future academic, professional and personal success.

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Hudson’s Bay AVID program

Phone: 360-313-4400

Rigorous academic instruction
Motivational mentorship and college-going culture
Collaborative tutorial group support

AVID program, year-by-year:

Student requirements:

  • Attend an AVID elective class during the regular school day

  • Enroll in one or more advanced academic class (Honors, Pre-AP or AP) each semester

  • Maintain satisfactory citizenship and attendance in all classes

  • Maintain AVID binders with assignment/grade record sheets and daily notes in all classes

  • Complete all homework assignments and commit to studying every night

AVID staff

Trisha Horenstein-Sipaia
Steven Jones
Environmental Science/AVID
Max Merchant
Perkins, Tamara
Tami Perkins
Social studies, AVID, AP U.S. History

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Our AVID program is districtwide.

AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college and careers, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

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