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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

UC Santa Barbara

Westmont College

Video Links

AVID Instructional Videos

Overview of the AVID program

Taking Notes - The Cornell Way

Getting the GIST reading and writing strategy

AVID Binders!

AVID Video contest winner

Motivational Videos

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

Being proactive!

Cross the line!

The 7 Habits of highly effective teens

The power of team work!

Team work!

How do you become successful?