AVID Propels Students to College
Alan Silva, 19, graduated this June from Ramona High School in Riverside. He credits his involvement with the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) for helping him win acceptance to Harvard this Fall.
“I probably wouldn’t be going where I am going if I didn’t get the help I did from AVID,” he said. “I applied to 10 colleges and I got into all of them. It’s amazing.”
Silva and more than 1,700 AVID students from 43 high schools in Riverside County were honored May 14 at UCR.
The following students earned scholarships from Cal State San Bernardino: Makalyla Jeffers, Norco; Chelsea Rodriguez, Corona; Netania Torrez, Ramona; Javier Villa, La Sierra.
The following student earned a scholarship from UCR: Ana Padilla, Lakeside.
What is AVID?
AVID is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The mission of AVID is to assist all students - especially the least served students - to succeed in a rigorous curriculum and to enroll in a four-year university.
• 10,958 high school students in Riverside County
• 94% complete A-G requirements for college
• 93% take the SAT or ACT
• 90% are accepted to four-year colleges
• 30% are accepted to the UC system
• 82% are accepted to the CSU system
• 14% are accepted to private colleges
The following students earned scholarships from RIMS AVID: Denise Cabanas, Norte Vista; Mayra Chavez, Temescal Canyon; Estefany Flores- Gutierrez, John North; Dale Fox, Cathedral City; Cindy Garcia, Perris; Ashley Harlow, Banning; Jennifer Moreno, Ramona; Ambar Pantoja, La Sierra; Veronica Robles, Perris; Autumn Torres, Moreno Valley; Linda Vega, Cathedral City.
The following students will be honored as Gates Millennium Scholars: Carlos Castellanos, Norte Vista; Alegria Granja, San Jacinto; Briseida Uriarte, Coachella Valley.
The following students will be honored as Dell Scholars: Genevieve Baker, Arlington; Christina Bennett, La Sierra; Violeta Carrillo Morales, Perris; Deja Cox, Vista Del Lago; Nereida Cuevas, Moreno Valley; Leonor Gaytan, Desert Mirage; Alegria Granja, San Jacinto; Lindsay Gutierrez, Desert Mirage; Lidia Miranda, Banning; Ashley Nguyen, Moreno Valley; Carla Perez, Riverside Poly; Stephanie Ramirez, Riverside Poly; Lissette
Raya, San Jacinto; Dayna Williams, Moreno Valley.
Lindsay Gutierrez of Desert Mirage will receive the QuestBridge scholarship.