Be an AVID Tutor...make a difference!

Tutor Responsibilities

  • Work with students on assigned days in small groups using AVID methods
  • Set an example of personal Academic Excellence and high expectations
  • Communicate with teaching staff the progress of students work effort
  • Learn how to use the socratic method of tutoring rather than "teaching"


Tutor Benefits

  • AVID training and experience looks good with future jobs, college applications, and scholarships.
  • Assistance with your personal college requirements and applications
  • Help with scheduling
  • Join us on field trips
  • Work with peers or middle school students

Interested in becoming an AVID Tutor?

See the current AVID Elective teachers for an application or with questions.  

Apply now!

AVID class of 2015

AVID class of 2015

AVID class of 2016

AVID class of 2016

AVID class of 2017

AVID class of 2017

AVID class of 2018

AVID class of 2018


Register your email addresses at  You will receive a reminder to complete the EAP essay in March and the multiple choice portion of the test in April, and you will be notified when your scores are posted online in August. 

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  • Description

    AVID is an internationally acclaimed college preparatory program dedicated to helping students who show four year college potential, but desire a support program to ensure their qualifications for and enrollment in a university.  AVID curriculum focuses on study skills, including Cornell note-taking, reading comprehension strategies, and test preparation.  In-class tutorials are conducted twice a week, with peer tutors coordinating small, collaborative study groups.  Guest speakers highlighting college and career possibilities are an integral part of the program.  Students are accepted into the program as 9th or 10th graders through an interview/screening process and are expected to continue in the program through their senior year.  The senior year AVID curriculum is A-G approved as meeting the “G” requirement – College Prep Elective. 

    To apply, contact a current AVID teacher for more information.

    Grade level: 9 – 12.  Length 3-4 years

    Prerequisite: Counselor or Teacher recommendation, AVID interview, minimum of 2.0 GPA

    What AVID is...

    • AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.
    • AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 7-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.
    • AVID places academically average students in advanced classes and helps them succeed.
    • AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income and other students without a college-going tradition in their families.
    • AVID is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle.
    • AVID is implemented school-wide and districtwide.

    What AVID isn't...

    • AVID isn't a remedial program
    • AVID isn't a free ride
    • AVID isn't a niche program
    • AVID isn't a college outreach program


Milpitas High School AVID Contacts

AVID Coordinator:  Liza Gable-Ferguson

Class of 2016: Renee Roche

Class of 2017: Casandra Parada 

Class of 2018: Frank Castro

Class of 2019: Liza Gable-Ferguson; Bridget Hall


The AVID Site Team


The AVID Site Team will initially consist of a team of school staff members who have attend Summer training: an administrator, the AVID coordinator, elective teachers, counselor, math teacher, english teacher, history teacher, science teacher and any additional participants supportive of AVID mission. As the AVID program matures, we hope the AVID site team will grow to include tutors, parents, community members and other campus and district personnel.

The principal and assigned administrator provides instructional support and allocates the resources AVID needs (e.g., time and staff).

Guidance counselors and AVID teachers work together to:
  • Enroll students in the rigorous courses they need for college.
  • Fill out college and financial aid applications.
AVID Elective teachers:
  • Serve as site team coordinators and instructional leaders;
  • Oversee the AVID program and share its techniques with other teachers.

AVID site team:

  • Enjoy collaborative problem solving with their colleagues.
  • Serve as a student advocate and is a proponent of equitable access to rigorous curriculum and programs.
  • Provide academic support for their students.


Attention Junior Athletes!

Remember to register with NCAA Clearinghouse if you plan to play Division 1 or Division 2 sports in college!

Seniors and Senior Parents:

 Both parents and seniors should register for a FASFA PIN!  The makes the process much easier and faster.  Register at in step 1.



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