Yuma School District One AVID Programs Among the Top 2% in the Nation

Our AVID middle school sites are committed to preparing students for college and career. This distinction is evidence that hard work and perseverance pay big dividends.

AVID programs at four schools in Yuma Elementary School District One have been certified among the top 2% in the nation. Castle Dome Middle School, Gila Vista Junior High, Ron Watson Middle School, and Woodard Junior High have been named AVID Schoolwide Sites of Distinction—an elite status achieved by only 104 out of 4,273 AVID secondary schools nationwide. Arizona had only five schools recognized at this level, with four being in Yuma District One.

This certification level is the highest possible in the AVID system and recognizes excellent teaching and promoting college readiness…

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