Santa Fe High School has earned the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Schoolwide Site of Distinction Award, an honor given to a select few AVID schools for their extensive commitment to providing students with college preparation resources.
Schoolwide Site of Distinction is the highest rating that a school can achieve on the AVID certification rating scale and demonstrates schools’ outstanding commitment to their students by ensuring equity and opportunity for all, providing rigorous academic opportunities and implementing superb instructional practices to ensure success for first-generation college students.
Santa Fe has been an AVID campus for over 25 years and an AVID National Demonstration School since 2001. Seventy-two percent of teachers are AVID-trained, 100 percent of its AVID students are on target to graduate in four years and 97 percent have completed the A-G courses required for college admission. Additionally, 74 percent of its AVID seniors were enrolled in rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses.
AVID principles are implemented across classrooms, with students receiving support through a rigorous curriculum and ongoing, structured tutorials geared toward college and career preparation.