AHE for Students

Take control of your learning with AVID for Higher Education!

Welcome to the AVID for Higher Education (AHE) student page! Thank you for taking a moment to check out Saddleback College's AVID for Higher Education program. Perhaps you have some questions about AHE.

What does AHE mean?

AVID for Higher Education (AHE) is a method of teaching and learning at Saddleback College aimed at increasing the academic and personal skills necessary for students' success.

Do I need to have been an AVID student in middle or high school
to take an AHE class?

No! AHE classes are open to all Saddleback College students. The course content in AHE and non-AHE classes is the same. There is no application for the AHE program, students simply register for AHE-designated classes. 

How are AHE classes different from other Saddleback classes?

AHE classes emphasize active learning, collaboration, and hands-on activities to help students take personal control of their learning.

What are the benefits of taking an AHE class?

Students in AHE classes benefit academically from high-impact and high-engagement teaching practices. Students are able to apply the skills they learn in these classes to other courses and to other study environments.

AVID-infused classes are designated with the AHE symbol, and courses are taught by AHE-trained faculty. Saddleback College offers over 70 individual course sections in various disciplines that utilize AHE high engagement strategies.


These classes are open to all students; prerequisites may apply.


If you have any questions, contact a member of the AVID Campus Leadership Team (ACLT) listed on the right side of this web page.