PHS AVID Incoming 9th Grade Application
Palmdale High School, AVUHSD- Advancement Via Individual Determination, AVID Application for Incoming 9th Graders
Why AVID?
Dear Families,
For more than 25 years, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), is a program that prepares students in the academic middle for admission to a four-year college or university. Students take AVID elective courses throughout high school that provides them with the skills needed to be successful in advancing academically with the ultimate goal of attending college.

The core component of the AVID Program is the AVID elective, which supports students as they challenge themselves in more rigorous classes. Students are taught study skills, note taking, time management, writing and research skills, while being immersed in a college-going culture that includes tutoring sessions that are led by college students. Additionally, it provides access to information about colleges and universities through field trips, guest speakers, college tutors, scholarship opportunities, and college admission requirement information.

AVID recruits are motivated to do well and who are serious about their academic future. Based on grade point average, we feel that your child is an ideal candidate for the AVID program and has been selected to participate in the recruitment process. Please complete the application, family information, and short answers to help us better know your child and family circumstances.

Sincerely,

SITE PRINCIPAL Robert Harris
SITE COORDINATOR Angela Forbes aforbes@avhsd.org
What school did you attend for 8th grade? *
Student Name *
Have you completed registration to be a students at Palmdale High School? Please note that you will not be enrolled in AVID unless you do. Write this website down and file your registration after you submit your AVID application so that you are enrolled. https://www.palmdalehs.org/future-students *
Have you/will you be applying to either the Health Careers Academy or Engineering Academy as well? Note: if you do, you have to take Health for summer school for there to be room in your schedule to be in both AVID and one of these programs. OR if you're in HCA, you can take a zero period Health class before the regular school day, select the zero period class option below if interested. If taking summer school, please write down the website address and file an application for summer school if you are in one of these academies. https://www.palmdalehs.org/academics/summer-school-application
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Address (Number and street, City, Zip) *
Parent/Guardian (Name, Phone Number) *
Student Ethnic Background (check all that apply) *
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Student Gender *
What are your grades for your last report card for the subjects below? *
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Science
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Are you able to attend summer school? *
Previously enrolled in AVID? *
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