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AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
AVID is a national college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges.  Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least served students in the academic middle.  The formula is simple - raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge

At the high school and middle level, AVID students are enrolled in their school's toughest classes, such as Advanced Placement®, and receive support in an academic elective class - called AVID - taught within the school day by a trained AVID teacher. In the accelerated elective class, AVID students receive support through a rigorous curriculum and ongoing, structured tutorials. AVID elective teachers support AVID students by providing academic training, managing their tutorials, working with faculty and parents, and by helping students develop long-range academic and personal plans.

AVID sites in the NWSISD member districts:

Andover High School
Anoka High School
Blaine High School
Brooklyn Center High School*
Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools*
Champlin Park High School
Coon Rapids High School
Coon Rapids Middle School
Elk River High School
Fridley High School*
Jackson Middle School
Northdale Middle School
Rogers Middle School
Rogers High School
Rockford High School*
Salk Middle School
VandenBerge Middle School
Zimmerman Middle/High School

*AVID programs coordinated by Northwest Suburban Integration School District

For information about the AVID programs coordinated by Northwest Suburban Integration School District, please contact Melissa Jordan at 763-450-1307 or email: mjordan@nws.k12.mn.us

Click the picture at the right of this page to watch a short video about AVID.


Click below to watch a short video about AVID