If you are interested in joining AVID for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete the application.



The Mira Mesa High School AVID Program has recently been Nationally Certified. Beginning in 1986, AVID was started to provide an opportunity for all students to have access to college. AVID is dedicated to preparing under-represented students for higher education.

Mira Mesa High School is one of the three original AVID schools. On behalf of the high school and the AVID site team, we congratulate the AVID students for their hard work and dedication. The AVID program receiving National Certification is an honor Mira Mesa High School can be incredibly proud of.

What is AVID?

  • A community of learners dedicated to improving themselves and their academic performance

  • A class that teaches skills to prepare students for college and/or careers

  • Writing (practice dissecting SAT & AP prompts, pre-writing, editing, etc.)

  • Inquiry (high-level questioning and students' own interests guide curriculum, etc.)

  • Collaboration (practice working in groups of all sizes to help each other learn)

  • Organization (keep track of due dates and homework, learn how to manage your time)

  • Reading (annotating, responding to the text in writing and verbally, etc.)

  • An A-G approved elective

  • Covers your "G" elective for graduation requirements and UC applications

  • Enrollment in AVID shows colleges you are serious about your learning


  • Dedicated time to learning about the college experience including where to apply and how to pay for it

  • Researching colleges

  • Completing applications

  • Applying for scholarships

  • Visiting college campuses

  • Supports the work in your other classes

  • Tutorials are held twice a week

  • Skills learned in AVID help you be successful in other classes

  • It works! AVID students are more likely to get into college and stay there than other students around the country

An AVID Student:

  • Has college potential and is driven to succeed

  • Is looking for a college-going support network

  • Wants to challenge him/herself academically but wants (or needs) some emotional and academic support to be successful

  • Is open to feedback and working with others

  • Recognizes that they have the ability to achieve more through hard work and perseverance

If you have questions or would like more information about the AVID program, please contact Caleb Moore at [email protected].


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