Whitney High School

AVID: Proven achievement, lifelong advantage. Discover, Engage, Succeed.

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other post-secondary opportunities.


  • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
  • Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
  • Creates a positive peer group for students
  • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

As a result, policymakers and educators now consider AVID's mission to be an essential strategy for closing the achievement gap, making college access and success available to all students. 

Course List

  • AVID 9
  • AVID 10
  • AVID 11
  • AVID 12

Related Links

AVID Video

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Staff List

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 Nick French  nfrench@rocklinusd.org  AVID 9, 10 
 Paul Hanks  phanks@rocklinusd.org  AVID 11
 Emily Thomas  ethomas@rocklinusd.org  AVID 12 
"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success." 
- Alexander Graham Bell