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
  • Attend summer orientation training and 6 hours of training in class per semester

Tutor Benefits

  • At least one day per week for your own studying.
  • AVID training and experience looks good with future jobs, college applications, and scholarships.
  • Assistance with your personal college requirements and applications

Interested in becoming an AVID Tutor?

See the 2012-13 AVID Elective teachers: Mr. Cummins, Mr. Anderson, , Ms. Gable-Ferguson, or Ms. Roche for an application or with questions.  You can also pick up applications from the counseling office.

Apply now! 2012-2013 Tutor application

AVID class of 2010

AVID class of 2010

AVID Class of 2009

AVID Class of 2009


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. 

Order Your Transcripts!

Juniors and Seniors:

Make sure you set up an account with  This is the site through which you order your transcripts.  Seniors, make sure you send final transcripts to your university when you graduate!  Just mark the hold for final grades option. 



What AVID is...

  • AVID is an acronym

    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.

    • 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 schoolwide 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 Coordinators:  Liza Gable-Ferguson [email protected]

Class of 2015: Liza Gable-Ferguson [email protected]

Class of 2016: Renee Roche [email protected]

Class of 2017: Casandra Parada [email protected] 

Class of 2018: Frank Castro [email protected]


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 tw

The AVID Site Team will initially consist of a team of school staff members who have attend Summer training: an administrator, the two AVID co-coordinators, elective teachers, counselor, math teacher, English teacher, history 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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