Today's Choice for Tomorrow's Future


Welcome to AVID!

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is an elective class at Umatilla High School. 


Why do you want to be a part of AVID?

  • Prepares you for college

  • Helps improve your performance in school

  • Helps you be successful in life

  • Helps keep you organized

  • Great support system from teachers and college-age tutors

  • Be a part of a great "family"

  • Learn different strategies to help in all of your classes

Is AVID for you? Want to apply? (go for it!) 

Step 1   Contact us: Send us an e-mail at the address below, and we will send you an email  with a "google forms" application in it.

Step 2   Apply: Click on the link and fill out the application

Step 3   Recommendations: Get two teachers who know you well to fill out a recommendation*

 *(You can get the form in the application folder on the side menu or you can ask the AVID teacher for a copy) 

Step 4   Interview: We will contact you to arrange an interview with the UHS AVID Site Team

Step 5   Notification: We will notify you of the decision before the end of the school year  


Please contact Mr. Totten if you have further questions or ph. # 352-669-3131


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