Orange County AVID

​​​​​​​Contac​t Us:​

Office 714-966-4157 or 714-966-4445

Denise Harshman, Ed.D. 
Phone 714-966-4446    
Fax  714-327-0495
Myrtice Salmond​, Ed.D.
Phone 714-966-4423      
Fax 714-327-0496


Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.


​​AVID in Orange County was initially implemented in 1992 in one high school.  AVID has since expanded to 250 schools, 132 elementary and 118 middle and high schools from 18 districts. Currently AVID serves approximately 30,000 students in Orange County.  Of the 1,888 seniors that graduated in 2018, 92% met the four year college entrance requirements and 88% applied to 4-year universities with 75% being accepted.

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