Orange County AVID

​​​​​​​​​​​Contac​t Us:​

Office 714-966-4157 and 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 95 middle and high schools from 14 districts. Currently AVID serves approximately 13,600 students in Orange County.  Of the 1,367 seniors that graduated in 2013, 90% met the four year college entrance requirements and 88% applied to 4-year universities with 68.6% being accepted.