Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts - Business Management

Mr. Joe Ruzzamenti

Welcome to the Chaparral High School (CHS)- Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program. My name is Joe Ruzzamenti and I am the CHS AVID Coordinator as well as the 9th and 12th grade AVID elective teacher.

The AVID program at CHS is a Highly Certified site dedicated to helping students make their college dreams come true. CHS AVID is the largest program within TVUSD, serving over 400 students and their families. Students are often the first in their immediate family to graduate from a four year university.

AVID students typically enter the program at the beginning of their freshman year and remain enrolled until graduation. Our academic success data is outstanding! All students complete college eligibility requirements, most take one or more Advanced Placement classes, all complete required college A-G coursework and almost all (92% - 100%) receive one or more four year college acceptance letters. 

If you are interested in obtaining an application for admissions, please email me directly at your convenience. Note: AVID is a voluntary program with admission and retention requirements. Seats are limited.