La Quinta High School

According to US News & World Report: LQ is the #2 public high school in OC & ranked #54 in the state. Congratulations, Aztecs !                      Class of 1970 - 50 Year Reunion details, click Alumni tab below.                                


AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. Our focus in the AVID pathway is to prepare students for college and career readiness! We provide students with collaborative inquiry tutorials under the guidance of college tutors every Tuesday and Thursday. Our curriculum is focused on college and career awareness and how to navigate the challenges of high school.
The AVID teachers for the 2019-20 school year are as follows:

AVID 9: Ms. Aly Navalta
AVID 10: Mr. Darius Durham
AVID 11: Ms. Jaime Dinh
AVID 12: Mr. Darius Durham

GGUSD has dedicated much of its resources to the success of the AVID program in all of its schools and continues to embrace the belief that if a student as the "Individual Determination" combined with the support of the AVID program, he/she can achieve great things and go on to college! Take a look at some of the links to additional web pages and files from this home page. We hope these additional resources help everyone receive a better understanding of what the AVID Program is all about! If you have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact the AVID Coordinator (Ms. Dinh) at