About AVID

  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

    • What is AVID?
      AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts nearly 1.5 million students in 46 states and 16 other countries/territories.

      What AVID Does
      Simply, AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

      How AVID Works
      AVID brings research‐based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions in elementary, secondary, and higher education. The AVID System annually provides 60,000+ educators with training and methodologies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas throughout the entire campus, in what we call Schoolwide AVID.


      • 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

        Learn more about the AVID SYSTEM.

        Impact of AVID

        AVID FAQs

        AVID at HSD


AVID Site Team

  • Liberty Site Team

    • Michelle Kim – Site Team Coordinator
    • Greg Timmons – Principal
    • Celia Murray-Vice Principal
    • Amy Torres – Vice Principal
    • Roger Fink- Dean of Students
    • Teachers:
      • Sharon Kerbs- Spanish/ELD Teacher
      • Laury Rodriguez- Math/Science Teacher
      • Jaymie Finster- SPED Teacher
      • Deka Smith-Menard-Science Teacher
      • Lynne Blanchard-ELD Teacher
      • Bret Davis-Instructional Coach
      • Cari Ventura- ELA Teacher
      • Barbar Kraft - AVID Class of 2021 & Class of 2023
      • Beth Cook- AVID Class of 2021
      • Katy Shelton -AVID Class of 2022
      • Brieanna Douthit-AVID Class of 2022
      • Talline Awabdeh-AVID Class of 2023
      • Deka Smithmenard -AVID Class of 2024
      • Tom Olen - AVID Class of 2024
    • Counselors:
      • Jem Wong- Class of 2020
      • Andrew Hull- Class of 2021
      • Michelle Kim-Class of 2022
      • Viridiana Negrete- Class of 2023


    • Carissa Fleming – AVID TOSA
    • Becky Kingsmith – District AVID Coordinator