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 !                     


AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. As such, the students who are admitted to AVID are motivated, hardworking, and college-bound, ready to set goals and tackle obstacles. Every Tuesday and Thursday, students advance their thinking through collaborative inquiry tutorials, with the guidance of college tutors. Our curriculum is focused on college and career awareness and how to navigate the challenges of high school. During distance learning, we will also help students progress their Social-Emotional skills and mitigate challenges imposed by COVID-19.
The AVID teachers for the 2020-2021 school year are as follows:

AVID 9: Ms. Kim Ngo |
AVID 10: Ms. Chelsea Fletcher |
AVID 11: Ms. Jaime Dinh |
AVID 12: Ms. Jaime Dinh |

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 has the "Individual Determination" combined with the support of the AVID program, s/he can achieve great things and go on to college! Take a look at some of the links to additional webpages (see Links, left) to learn more about the history and philosophy of AVID. If you have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact the AVID Coordinator (Ms. Dinh) at