Eureka High School Recognized as an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction

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.

An AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction represents the highest level of AVID implementation fidelity demonstrating excellence in instructional practice and the promotion of college readiness schoolwide. A strong AVID system transforms the instruction, systems, leadership, and culture of a school, ensuring college readiness for all AVID Elective students, and improved academic performance for all students based on increased opportunities. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID impacts students schoolwide as academic strategies like writing to learn, inquiry, collaboration, organizational skills, and critical reading (WICOR) are taught in all classes by teachers who have been trained to use AVID strategies in their specific content areas.

In addition to Eureka High School, AVID is currently being implemented at Winship Middle School, and in the 2017-2018 school year, Zane Middle School and Grant Elementary will implement the AVID program as well.

If you would like to learn more about Eureka City Schools’ AVID program, please come to the Eureka City Schools Board Meeting on May 4th at 2100 J Street, Rm. 116, for an AVID presentation, visit, or contact Kristie Christiansen, ECS AVID District Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..