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College Doors - 2016

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AVID at Bell Gardens High School

College Doors - 2017

How to Apply to the CSU

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Completing the CSU Application

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Completing the UC Application

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Completing the Common Application

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Calculating the UC GPA

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Calculate your UC-CSU GPA

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Parent Meeting Power Point

Ongoing Fundraising for AVID

Student Paths - Create an account. Read interesting, student-authored articles about college and career. Complete the Cornell Notes Template. Complete the TWO online assessments per year.  Optional: request additional information.

Shoparoo - Download the free app to your phone.  Scan receipts from stores that sell groceries (Von's, Ralphs, Food 4 Less,  Walmart, Target, 99 Cent Store, Dollar Store, etc.).  Keep track of your progress and help your AVID grade level take the lead each month!

Congratulations to BGHS for winning the CSBA Golden Bell Award!

CSBA 2013

Awarded by the California School Board Association (CSBA) to Bell Gardens High School for Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
Bell Gardens High School recognized the need for a systematic approach to assist students in becoming college ready. Over the last 15 years, the school has created a college readiness environment using the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) College Readiness System.


Hector Chacon, Board President; Susanna Contreras Smith, Superintendent; Gerri Guzman, Board Vice President; Cleve Pell, Superintendent; Aida Hinojosa, Director; Juan Herrera, Principal; Elizabeth Lowe, Coordinator

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SIR Day 2013

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Watch A CLASS DIVIDED Online at

Student Paths


Go to:


1.       Answer all questions that have an asterisk (*).

2.       If you are NOT interested in learning more about the post-high school options, you MUST check the box that states: 

           I am not interested in learning more about any of the above sponsors.

3.       You will receive credit when your COMPLETED SURVEY is received AND your name appears on the next report (Fri, Feb. 22).

Boys in Peril - A Documentary by Graham Streeter

Please visit for more information about this amazing film

shot at Bell Gardens High School in the Spring and Summer of 2012.

Click here for the trailer.

AVID Team with Graham Streeter


AVID Student Paths - Earn $$$ for our AVID Program!!

Read one article from Student Paths Fall 2012 Edition (using the hardcopy in class or by clicking on the link below) and complete the Cornell Notes assignment distributed in class (or print out a copy using the link below). Please see your AVID teacher for due date.


After you have completed the assignment above, please use the SURVEY LINK below to take the online student survey.  Remember, every survey submitted will earn $1 for our AVID program.  Please complete online survey by the due date determined by your AVID teacher.


(FYI - Your information is NOT sold to 3rd party vendors.  You will only receive information from the institutions YOU choose.)


Student Paths Template.pdf

College Door

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Bell Gardens High School

  A National Demonstration School

"As of May 2011, for the 2010-2011 school year, 
out of approximately 4,500 schools throughout the USA, 
there are 118 National Demonstration Schools."

Advancement Via Individual Determination
This site is designed to provide information to all students to ensure a successful path 
from high school to college. 

If you have additional questions about coursework or college entrance requirements, 
please see your counselor.
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College Counselor

Ms. Brendzal's College Site - links to local scholarships, testing websites, financial aid applications, and college information

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Grade 10 Portfolio Samples

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Grade 11 Portfolio Samples

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Grade 12 Portfolio Samples

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BGHS AVID Video Archive



Monday Videos

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Financial Aid and Scholarships