Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2017-18 AVID T-Shirts!

We are currently taking orders for our new AVID t-shirts! Once sales wrap up we will hopefully be getting these in by late October. Students will be encouraged and required to wear their t-shirts on Thursdays. By doing so, it is our hope to promote AVID and HJH's mission of college and career readiness!

If you are interested in ordering one, please contact one of the AVID teachers.

Thursday, September 21, 2017


It's finally here! TUTORIALS! Starting this week, students have started the routine of Tuesday and Thursday Tutorials. Tutorials are designed to help students excel in their core classes by determining their very own point of confusion. They then collaborate to come to a resolution.

Monday, May 15, 2017

University of La Verne Tour

Eighth grade AVID students had another great opportunity visiting a California university campus earlier this month. Students were given a tour of La Verne by six knowledgeable university attendees. Tour highlights included visiting the dormitories, science lab, theatre department, library, and gymnasium. Our AVID students kept the tour guides busy with questions, many of which came from the students' preparatory assignments the week prior!  

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Socratic Seminar

Seventh and eighth grade AVID students participated in two Socratic Seminars recently. Students used Hamilton: An American Musical's "Cabinet Battle #1" and "Cabinet Battle #2" for topics. Students discussed issues brought up over 200 years ago in Washington's cabinet. These included: Should the U.S. help the French, create the National Bank and the beginnings of tension between the North and the South.

To prepare for the Socratic Seminar, students marked the text, answered questions, created a pro/con chart, and formulated discussion questions, among other activities.  A Socratic Seminar then took place where students engaged in discussion by asking and answering questions and citing specific passages in the text. All five aspects of WICOR were utilized!  AVID students had such a great time, they requested another seminar the following week, which was carried out!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Stanford University Virtual Tour

On Friday, seventh and eighth grade AVID students took a virtual tour of Stanford University. Using iPods and the Google Expeditions App, students landed 400 miles away to the Stanford campus where they explored Larkin Hall, saw the Stanford Band in action, took a peek inside the Land Reading Room, and viewed the Arrilaga Family Dining Commons. Can't wait to see where we go next!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

College Trip 2016!

November 10, 7th and 8th grade AVID students toured two college campuses-University of California Irvine and California State University Fullerton. Thanks to the continuing support from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, AVID students are getting a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Hesperia Clean-Up Day was a Success!

Thank you to the 33 seventh and eighth grade AVID students that came out and participated! Also, thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Capps, Ms. St.John, Ms. Pinckney, Erynn Waltman, Mrs. Callahan, and Mrs. Bottom who came out to supervise.