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AVID Teachers
AVID 12 Teacher & Coordinator - Ana Arévalo
Ana.Arevalo@mpls.k12.mn.us
 
AVID 9, 10 & 11 Teacher - Laura Lee
Laura.SLee@mpls.k12.mn.us
 

AVID Application

AVID Information/videos:
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: 
  • Academic Middle - GPA 2.0 + 
  • Good Attendance 
  • First in Family to Attend College 
  • Historically Underrepresented in 4-year Colleges (BIPOC students) 
  • Economically Disadvantaged 
  • Driven and Determined
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 Is: 
  • an in-school academic support program
  • preparation for college eligibility and success
  • preparation for life after high school
  • 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
 
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 will sign an AVID Participation Contract.
 
Interested? Contact us today! 
 
Ana Arévalo
English Language Teacher
AVID Elective Teacher & Coordinator
Washburn High School
ana.arevalo@mpls.k12.mn.us