A list of notable achievements by the VHS AVID senior class

AVID senior Andrea Cervantes with teacher Gerardo Rodriguez.AVID senior Andrea Cervantes with teacher Gerardo Rodriguez.

Valencia High School’s (VHS) AVID Class of 2019 is the school’s largest to date, with 74 students. Notably, all of the school’s AVID seniors were accepted to a 4-year university!

Here are a few other AVID senior highlights as provided by the school:

  • Students Andrea Cervantes & Abraham Sanchez were the first AVID/IB Dual Diploma recipients in the school’s history.
  • Four were Angels Scholars (Andrea Cervantes, Abraham Gutierrez, Abraham Sanchez, Eleazar Urreiro)
  • Three received Kingston Technology Scholarship recipients ($6000 renewable scholarships)
  • Student Viridiana Espinoza was awarded the HIU Presidential Scholarship
  • Seniors attending Signing Day at UCLA with Michelle Obama
  • First AVID senior (AVID/IB candidate) accepted to UC Berkeley
  • Angel Parmar & Julian Venegas accepted to Honors College at Cal Poly Pomona
  • 82% of seniors will be attending a 4-year university

“The world better make room! We have a lot of Valencia Tigers who are chasing their dreams and accomplishing their goals,” shared Valencia teacher and AVID coordinator, Corinna Harnett.

AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a nonprofit organization that provides educators with proven, real-world strategies to accelerate the performance of all students so they have the tools to succeed in college, career, and life.


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