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SVHS Pathways and Programs

The high school AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program is a four-year regularly scheduled elective college preparatory class for students with academic potential. AVID supports students academically and helps prepare them for four-year college. Students receive special tutoring from Tutors (ideally former AVID students) from area colleges and universities who are trained to use specific teaching methodologies and materials. Lessons are also offered in note-taking, study skills, test taking, time management, SAT, college entrance/placement exam preparation, effective textbook reading, and library research skills. During their senior year, AVID students are assisted with their four-year college, financial aid and scholarship applications.


AVID Administrator: Stacey Merrick

AVID Teachers: 

Grade 9 

Mrs. Ramos - Room 405     

Grade 10

Mrs. Gutiérrez - Room 504

Grade 11

Mrs. Kittlaus - Room 406

Grade 12

Mrs. Castillo-Parrales - Room 506

Apply for AVID by completing the application below.



ROP is a public education service that provides practical, hands-on career preparation and career guidance. Students need to be 16 years of age in order to participate in the program. Students can earn 10 elective units when taking a ROP class. Students need to see their counselor or the College/Career Center to register for a class. Classes are offered every semester, during the regular school day, as part of their elective or after school.
East San Gabriel Valley ROP is one of 72 ROP’s in the state of California. ROP is designed to provide students with the technical skills required for particular jobs. Community based-internships in local businesses and industry sites are offered in many classes.
Example of classes offered this year:

  • Health Careers
  • Sports Medicine
  • Automotive
  • A+ Certification Prep
  • Child Care
  • Administration of Justice
  • Retail Sales
  • Graphic Arts/Silk Screening


The purpose of this pathway is to provide a project-based visual arts program that provides students with the technical instruction and practical experiences for aspiring video and filmmakers in the production of film, video, and new media projects for business and entertainment.  Students experience both the creative and technical aspects of film making in conjunction with learning about historical and contemporary traditions and conventions. The beginning course builds a foundation of fundamental knowledge in story development, visual composition, color theory, camera and sound operation, lighting, and editing techniques.  In the advanced course, students will further develop their technical and creative knowledge of all aspects of film making, as well as learn to produce television style programs using multi-camera techniques

 2 Year Pathway

Year 1: Film & Video I

Year 2: Advanced Film & Video

Project Lead The Way: Engineering Pathway

Advance students' ability to innovate, think critically, and collaborate to solve problems. The Engineering Pathway allows 9-12 grades students to take an exploratory route through a variety of Engineering disciplines in the hopes that they become interested in pursuing an Engineering career.

Grade 9: Introduction to Engineering Design

Grade 10: Principles of Engineering

Grade 11: Civil Engineering & Architecture

Grade 12: Engineering Design and Development


College Credit* - Admission Preference* - STEM Scholarships*

*See the PLTW or affiliate university partner website for more details.
CTE course pathways