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AVID Coordinator -- Ginna Grussing
612-668-9798
 
AVID is a program designed to help students in the middle prepare for and succeed at 4-year colleges and universities. Students in the program commit themselves to improvement and preparation for college.
 
AVID offers a rigorous program of instruction in academic “survival skills” and college level entry skills. The AVID program teaches students how to study, read for content, take Cornell notes, and manage their time; in short, it teaches student how to do school.
 
AVID students participate in collaborative study groups led by tutors who use skillful questioning to bring students to a higher level of understanding. The AVID class becomes a safe space for students to develop their skills as competent students.
 
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More About AVID

AVID Is: 
  • an in-school academic support program
  • preparation for college eligibility and success
  • for all, but it targets those in the academic middle 
  • school-wide, district-wide and nation-wide
 
What AVID Is Not: 
  • a school within a school 
  • a quick fix 
  • a remedial program
  • Credit Recovery
 
Who is an AVID Student? 
AVID students are students in the academic middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path with support. These students often are not realizing their full potential academically. In the identification process a number of criteria are considered, including: 
  • Stat Test Scores (MCA)
  • Grades 
  • Citizenship 
  • Attendance 
  • Desire and Determination 
  • First in Family to Attend College 
  • Historically Underrepresented in 4-year Colleges 
  • Economically Disadvantaged 
 
While all of the criteria are considered for acceptance into the program, no single criteria will necessarily eliminate a student from consideration. The AVID program should reflect the demographics of the school it is serving. 
 
AVID Elective Class
A student is enrolled in an AVID elective class during all four years of high school.
The elective class is where students focus on developing the following academic skills, known as WICOR:
  • Writing
  • Inquiry
  • Collaboration
  • Organization
  • Reading
 
Student Selection Process
To apply for participation in the program follow these steps:
  1. Fill out the application. 
  2. An interview will be scheduled.
  3. Student and parent will be notified regarding participation.
  4. Student and parent will sign an AVID Participation Contract.
 
Once Selected for AVID, What are the Student Requirements?
AVID students must: 
  • enroll in one or more advanced academic class (IB or AP) each semester
  • maintain satisfactory citizenship and attendance in all classes 
  • maintain the AVID binder with assignment/grade record sheets and daily notes in all classes 
  • complete all homework assignments and commit to studying every night 
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