AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) ProgramInstructional Leader: Alesa Patterson
CCHS is an AVID National Certified School. Our mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
To reach more students, we have increased AVID sections from 14 last year to 17 this year and student enrollment from 247 to 395 across 9-12 grade levels. We have the largest program in Phoenix Union High School District and the Western Division region of the AVID Center.
AVID features a rigorous academic elective course with a sequential curriculum for grades 9 through 12 that focuses on note-taking, organizing, writing as a tool of learning, inquiry and collaboration as methodologies to accelerate student progress. Our AVID team is working on developing cross-grade vertical curriculum alignment for instructional consistency and effectiveness. Our tutorial sessions focus on student higher order thinking and problem solving to adequately prepare them for the 21st century.