AVID Application

If you are interested in applying to to AVID program, please fill out the form below and submit it to Mrs. Dickinson in the Spirit Center.  Thanks

AVID Application

AVID Locker

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Testing Requirements


Register for PLAN
register durning summer registration for the PLAN





register during summer registration for the ACT





register online, take PSAT by December





register online for SAT I by October

Take SAT II by April of your senior year

AVID Homepage

Mission Statement

AVID Students.....................

-will succeed in rigorous curriculum,

-will complete a rigorous college preparatory path,
-will enter mainstream activities of the school,
-will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
-will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society.

AVID in the News


For more AVID in the News, click HERE


PSAT/NMSQT at GOHS – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 7:45am

Registration begins September 15th and ends October 15th.

Benefits of taking the PSAT/NMSQT

Benefits of taking the PSAT/NMSQT – Student Flyer

Benefits of taking the PSAT/NMSQT – Parent Flyer

How to register for PSAT/NMSQT

·         Register in-person with the GOHS Bookkeeper. Pay $25 – cash, check, or card.

·         Then take your receipt that you receive to the counseling office to your counselor or to the college and career center to pick up your PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide which includes a practice test.

·         Registration begins on September 15th and the overall registration ends October 15th. GOHS students have first priority on 500 tests (have to be anticipated and ordered in advance) from September 15th through October 10th on first register-first get basis. After October 10th through October 15th – the remaining seats are opened up to any student in the area – first register-first get. Don’t Procrastinate!!!!!

Preparing for the PSAT/NMQST

PSAT Student Guide – hard copy will be given to students when they bring their receipt to counseling office or you can download/view via the link.

Prepare for PSAT/NMSQT - PowerPoint

Practice Test/Questions – this is also within the PSAT Student Guide that you pick up in Counseling with receipt after registering for the test with the GOHS Bookkeeper.

Free PSAT Prep Online Classes

·         Kaplan – PSAT/NMSQT Cram Session

·         Method Test Prep – Free and for fee PSAT/SAT Prep Online Courses

ZAPS PSAT/SAT Test Prep Seminar

Offered at GOHS on Wednesday September 24th and September 25th from3:00 pm to  5:30 pm. Students who register attend both days. Cost is $99. Register via www.doorwaytocollege.com or call 877-927-8378.

Can’t test on Saturday – how to register for test on Wednesday

·         The PSAT/NMQST is only offered at a school site on either – Wednesday October 15th or Saturday October 18th – we can’t do both dates.

·         TVHS has agreed to save 20 seats maximum for GOHS students who want to take test on Wednesday October 15th at TVHS. You may register for taking the test at TVHS by paying the GOHS bookkeeper $25 AND MAKE SURE YOU TELL HER THAT YOU WANT TO TAKE IT AT TVHS. These seats are on first register-first get basis.

·         Parents will need to call attendance office to inform them the student will be out for PSAT at TVHS and whether all day or just through lunch. Parents will be responsible for providing the transportation.

·         If the 20 seats fill and more want to take it on Wednesday, students/parents will be responsible for using the PSAT/NMSQT High School Search page to find schools that offer test on Wednesday date . Select advance search option, put in city, state, and zip, and then select the schools to see date. You will need to contact them directly to inquire on registration.

·         PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE – put Great Oak High School – code 053880 – as the school that you attend on you Test Answer Sheet or we will not get your results and will change some features in My Quick Start and other post-test resources.

On the Test Day – students report by 7:45 am, test starts at 8:00 am promptly

  • Two No. 2 pencils with erasers
  • An approved calculator
  • Social security number (optional)
  • Email address (optional)
  • Current and valid school or government issued photo (for students not testing at their own school and home-schooled students only)

Understanding PSAT/NMSQT Scores

·         Understanding PSAT/NMSQT Scores Guide

·         Sample of Score Report and how to understand it

·         PSAT/NMSQT Score Interpretation Presentation – Evening TBA in early December at GOHS.

Using Scores and Collegeboard Resources

·         Collegeboard tips for using scores

·         My Quick Start website – SAT/AP prep, college and career prep and planning

·         Demo for using My Quick Start

·         BigFuture – collegeboard’s (PSAT/SAT/AP … test makers) college and career preparation and planning site is one of the best free do-it-all interactive, interactive sites

·         BigFuture – demos and tutorials


College Fair

The 6th annual Temecula Valley College and Vocational Fair will take place on Saturday, September 20th from 10 a.m. to2 p.m.

 at the Promenade Mall in Temecula. Representatives from over 190 colleges, universities and vocational schools nationwide will be on hand to talk with students and their families. 
The fair is free and open to all. The Promenade Mall is located at 40820 Winchester Road in Temecula. For additional information, visit www.cityoftemecula.org or www.tvusd.k12.ca.us
College Fair Checklist (with great links for finding other fairs, starting your college search, comparing colleges and their fit with you, college visits, ...) with one of our favorite college and career prep and planning sites - bigfuture


ASVAB Testing for All Juniors September 23 in the Gym and October 22 in history classes. See counseling for questions.

AP Newletter


Join us in promoting college and career readiness!

The AVID club meets every wednesday to discuss fund raising, community service and spreading the AVID word around campus.  Come join the AVID club in room 902.  

Meet our 2014-2015 AVID Tutors

 The GOHS AVID Students and Teachers would like to welcome our new tutors!  We are very excited to work with you all year!

Michael Green

Kassandra Rodriguez

Jessica Zarate--Cal State San Marcos

Elizabeth Escamilla--Palomar

Amy Martin--National University

Tina Mihoc--Cal State San Marcos

Hannah Thomas--Cal State Long Beach grad + Azusa Pacific Univ current enrollment

Kaity Malloy--University of California at San Diego grad + current enrollment for teacher's credential program

AVID partners in Commit to Student Success!

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Donate to AVID!

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Peer Tutoring!

Looking for peer tutor?

Interested in becoming a peer tutoring and earn community service hours?

TVUSD/Temecula Public Library Tutoring and Home Work Help Center

 Temecula Technology Homework Center Overview

Tutoring Schedule

 Become a Peer Tutor and earn community service hours!

Online Tutoring

Information on Intervention at GOHS, getting help from teachers, and academic resources - visit GOHS Counseling Tutoring/Intervention Page

Andrade, Erin
Leadership / AVID Teacher
Dickinson, Julianne
Intervention Support Specialist
Ramirez, Herschel
Social Science Teacher
Scharf, Jennifer
English Teacher

Cornell Notes and the importance of REPETITION!

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AVID Club minutes

From Wednesday 9/3: 


Taylor Sanchez--President!  
Cassie Whitten--VP (brand new AVID student!)
Lorenna Humphrey--Secretary!
Brandy Jones--Treasurer 
Club decisions 
*We will be decorating a float for homecoming 
*We will be sponsoring a "commit to Success Week"
*We will be participating in CLUB RUSH
* We're gonna sell IN N OUT for Food Frenzy!