Valerie Rivas Martinez, Principal
Mona Martin, Vice Principal/AVID Administrator
Francine Pederson, Teacher, AVID Coordinator
at Baird, AVID's teaching strategie, curriculum and trainings are not only used in the AVID elective classes, but in all subject areas.
AVID's Mission… is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
• Academic success in college-preparatory courses.
• Enrollment in college-preparatory courses throughout middle and high school to ensure enrollment in a four-year college or university upon graduation.
AVID is a fourth- through twelfth-grade system to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility. These are students who are capable of completing a college-prep curriculum but may be falling short of their potential. The core component is the AVID elective, which supports students as they tackle the most rigorous classes. AVID's teaching strategies, curriculum, and trainings are used not only in the AVID elective class, but by subject-area teachers schoolwide.
For more information visit: avid.org
For questions regarding the AVID program contact Mrs. Pederson at Francine.Pederson@fresnounified.org.