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Dorcas Hoi

AVID Coordinator


Who said being a student was easy? Going to school in today's modern world is a lot more than just doing your homework and passing tests. A student today must work to be honorable, academically focused, and knowledge seeking. If this sounds like someone you want to be, join AVID! AVID students develop writing, organization, research, collaboration, and reading skills to help them become lifelong learners. Our goal at Yorba is to build a learning community between you and your classmates. We want you to have classmates you know and can rely on to help you now and in the future. AVID also helps to prepare you as a college bound student. We value the importance of higher education and want you to benefit from it! Join us and prepare yourself for your next, big academic steps!




Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID is a two year elective that prepares students in the middle, with academic potential, for success in advanced classes and in college.

Benefits of AVID

·         Support for core classes and help with HW and projects

·         Access to honors classes with avid elective

·         Organizational and time management skills

·         Visit colleges like Chapman, UCI and CSUF

·         Educational Fieldtrips

·         Community Service Opportunities/Beach Clean Up

·         College and Career Projects

·         Improved reading, writing and speaking skills through creative and fun assignments

·         Guest speakers

·         AVID 8th Grade Standout Student for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship for college



Students Must:

  • Be motivated to work hard and want to attend college
  • Have a GPA of 2.0-3.5 (A’s, B’s and C’s)
  • Have good behavior and attendance
  • Have good work/study habits
  • Be willing to complete all assignments on time
  • Earn a C or better in all classes