Out of 771 eligible schools, Eureka High School is 1 of 104 schools selected as an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction for the 2016-2017 school year. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is the largest, most comprehensive college-readiness system used by schools to improve the academic preparation and performance of all students, especially those who are underrepresented in higher education institutions. AVID is a schoolwide transformation effort focused on leadership, systems, instruction, and culture, and is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond school. AVID-trained educators teach students academic and social skills to help develop the habits and behaviors needed to succeed in rigorous curriculum. The AVID College Readiness System is a catalyst for developing a school culture that closes the achievement, expectation, and opportunity gaps many students face, and it prepares all students for success in a global society.
For the second year in a row, Eureka High School Visual Art program, in partnership with Redwood Art Association, has produced a county wide, Youth Art Exhibit for high school students. This year our judge Jack Sewell, had a difficult time choosing winners, with over 140 pieces entered from high schools including Eureka, Arcata, Fortuna, Mckinleyville, St. Bernard’s, Zoe Barnum, and South Fork.