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Advancement Via Individual Determination


6th Grade - Mrs. Dana Dubose

7th Grade - Mrs. Micah Myers

8th Grade - Mrs. Kim McGuckin

AVID Logo - Decade of College Dreams

AVID is a nonprofit college-readiness program. The program is designed to help students develop the many skills they need to be successful in college. Special emphasis is placed on growing writing, reading, critical thinking, teamwork, and organization skills. At HJH, AVID is both an elective class and a school-wide initiative. There is one elective class for each grade level, 6th-8th.

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Walt Disney  


AVID Training

In August, Science, Social Studies, and Electives teachers participated in an AVID training where they learned several new AVID strategies.

Guest Speakers

Occasionally all the AVID classes get together to learn from various awesome guest speakers. They take notes on the presentation and have a chance to ask questions.

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, our Superintendent, Mr. Shayman, came to speak to our AVID classes as our first guest speaker of the year.

On Friday, September 22nd, Alexis Lopez came and spoke to the AVID students. He is a former AVID student that discussed how AVID impacted his life and discussed his love for band, his current career at MidFlorida Credit Union, and other careers available in the financial field.

Practicing Introductions in 7th Grade AVID

Fun Fridays!!

Flip Cup Tic Tac Toe Challenge in 7th Grade AVID. This took some real team work and problem solving strategies.


6th Grade AVID Students have successfully started the process of Collaborative Study Groups!