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 30 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts more than 700,000 students in 45 states and 16 other countries/territories.
High school planning. College planning. Career planning. Financial planning
The Santa Barbara Cal-SOAP is dedicated to increasing the accessibility of college education opportunities for low-income, first-generation and/or underrepresented junior high and senior high students in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria. Cal-SOAP is committed to advising, informing and exposing students and their parents to college
opportunities, scholarships and resources to help them succeed.
Website designed to help you select the right college or university based on your interests and majors.
ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.
Information about the University of California system
Information about the Cal State University system.
Local College Links
Santa Barbara City College
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AVID Instructional Videos
Overview of the AVID program
Taking Notes - The Cornell Way
Getting the GIST reading and writing strategy
AVID Video contest winner
You can learn anything!
Poem against bullying. Very powerful!
Michael Jordan explains why he succeeds
Kid President pep talk!
TED Talks: How to make stress your friend
Overview of how the AVID tutorial process works
Marking a text strategy.
SQ3R reading strategy
The curve of forgetting
Cross the line!
The 7 Habits of highly effective teens
The power of team work!
How do you become successful?