AVID Elective

This year, Farb has two AVID elective classes at sixth grade, two AVID elective classes at seventh grade, and two AVID elective classes at eighth grade. There is also an AVID elective class of 7th and 8th graders.

The AVID elective classes offer:

  • Support for students in rigorous classes
  • Tutorials with college tutors
  • Exploration of college
  • Field trips to local colleges
  • Guest speaker
  • A curriculum that focuses on organizational strategies and WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading) strategies
  • Leadership opportunities in AVID Club and AVID Leadership Academy

In order to be a part of the AVID elective class, a student must:

  • have a 2.0 - 3.5 grade point average
  • be motivated to learn
  • attend regularly
  • be interviewed by an AVID elective teacher, AVID coordinator, AVID Site Team member, and/or counselor
  • A student might also be the first in his/her family to attend college

If you are interested in learning more about the AVID elective class, please contact the AVID Coordinator, Donna Rankin, at (858) 397-6750 ext. 3002 or email at drankin@sandi.net. You may also contact any of the AVID elective teachers or the counselors.

Elective Teachers:

Amy Thomas/ 7th Grade


Donna Rankin / 8th Grade


Alicia Colby/ 6th Grade


Josh Weeden / 7th/8th


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