Monday, February 11, 2013
Spring Valley HS honored by national AVID program

Spring Valley High School (SVHS) has been named one of just 125 schools in the country to qualify as an exemplary college-ready high school campus by the AVID program, the result of a nine-year process that culminated Feb. 7, 2013. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nationally adopted college readiness program that aims to challenge students, increase learning and provide meaningful support to help first generation college attendees continue onto college. Currently, SVHS has the largest AVID program in Nevada, having enrolled over a thousand members. The program also helped the school raise more than $11 million in scholarships for the 2011-12 school year, the third highest per-student amount in the Clark County School District. SVHS is located at is located at 3750 S. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas. The principal is Robert Gerye.