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

    • Barbara Kraft – Site Team Coordinator
    • Roger Will – Principal
    • Katy Shelton - Assistant Principal
    • Melissa Carrillo-Field – Assistant Principal
    • Stacey Hutchinson - Dean of Students
    • Brent Saxton - 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 - 
      • Brieanna Douthit-AVID Class of
      • Talline Awabdeh-AVID Class of 
      • Deka Smithmenard -AVID Class of 2024
      • Tom Olen - AVID Class of 2024
    • Counselors:
      • Jennifer Cruz Hernandez - AVID
      • Megan Whitman - Class of 2024
      • Nick Dozier - Class of 2025
      • Tara Dolan -Class of 2026
      • Clara Hochstetler - Class of 2027


    • Nicole Brown, K-12 District AVID Coach