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AVID - Decades of college dreams

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to prepare

students with the necessary resources for college and a career. In our program, teachers provide intensive support through tutorials and strong student/teacher bonds.  Here at Wilson High School, the AVID system is implemented across all content area in what we call school wide AVID. 

What is AVID?




AVID has been on our campus since 1995. We have worked hard to help our students fulfill their college dreams. Learn more here!

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The goal is to send our students to visit college campuses across the city & state. The data shows that students are most likely to attend schools they visit!

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Our AVID students work hard to pursue their college dreams. Learn more about our students here.




AVID has a tradition of giving back to the community. Learn more about our community service projects and drives here.

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AVID is a schoolwide system that works because AVID WICOR startegies are used schoolwide. Learn more about these schoolwide strategies!




Our alumni have graduated from the best colleges in the country & are workng as professionals in our communities. Find out more about their stories!


Wilson is the first and only AVID National Demonstration High School in Los Angeles Unified School District. Out of 7,000+ AVID sites in the world, there are only 203 that are honored as National Demonstration schools. We are proud to be a model AVID school! 


*Data is reflective of the 2017–18 school year.

AVID's mission

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

"I've always enjoyed helping others. AVID has given me an opportunity to make that happen"

- William A. | Class of 2020 -

the avid TEAM

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Ms. Guzman

9th Grade AVID Elective Teacher & English Teacher

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Mr. Johnson

10th Grade AVID Elective Teacher

& Social Science Teacher

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Ms. Andrade

11th Grade AVID Elective Teacher & Social Science Teacher

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Dr. Sheu

12th Grade AVID Elective Teacher & Mathematics Teacher

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9th Grade AVID Elective Teacher & Spanish Teacher

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Ms. Dorado

10th Grade AVID Elective Teacher

& AVID Coordinator

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Ms. Reyes

11th Grade AVID Elective Teacher & English Teacher

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