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AVID

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), is a school-wide system to develop successful leaders in their communities and society.

Cottage Grove Middle AVID
ERHS AVID
AVID Elementary
AVID Elementary
AVID Elementary
AVID Elementary
AVID Elementary
AVID Elementary
AVID Elementary
Newport Elementary AVID

Contact

Molly Lester
AVID District Coordinator
651-425-6344
mlester@sowashco.org

AVID’s mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

 

About AVID

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a year long elective class in grades 7-12.  AVID is an international

AVID Framework

program that has been around for more than 40 years.  Teachers are excited to work with our AVID students as they prepare for their futures.  AVID teaches students skills and behaviors needed for academic success. AVID students are taught success strategies and are supported through weekly tutorials that are facilitated by college students and college-experienced tutors.

AVID students are introduced to many career fields through guest speakers.  Every month, a speaker introduces aspects of his/her career and the journey taken to get to this point. AVID students also visit colleges and universities to visualize their futures.

In SoWashCo Schools, AVID is Schoolwide from grades 3-12 teaching students’ organization skills, soft skills like student advocacy, and academic skills like focused note taking.

 

AVID National Staff Developers

AVID National Staff Developers provide high-quality professional learning to teachers, counselors and administrators. AVID professional learning is designed to provide participants with strategies that empower educators to close opportunity gaps throughout SoWashCo Schools. 

Molly Lester

Molly Lester

AVID District Coordinator
Jillian Nordstrom

Jillian Nordstrom

AVID Teacher, CTOSA AVID Coordinator
Tyrone Brookins

Tyrone Brookins

Assistant Superintendent
Kristine Schaefer

Kristine Schaefer

Assistant Superintendent
Karin Lopez

Karin Lopez

Principal - Middle School

Maria Tol

CTOSA AVID Coordinator
Katherine Buhr

Katherine Buhr

Instructional Coach
Andrea Kleoppel

Andrea Kleoppel

Social Studies Teacher
Brooke Clevenger

Brooke Clevenger

Behavioral Specialist
Julie Thoms

Julie Thoms

CARS/Critical Thinking
Stephanie Larson

Stephanie Larson

Grade 5 Teacher
Patricia Diamond

Patricia Diamond

Grade 5 Teacher
Jen Birkel

Jen Birkel

Grade 4 Teacher

 

Elementary School AVID

Elementary School AVID Coordinators

Select your child's elementary school to view contact information for the AVID coordinator. 

 

middle school AVID

About Middle School AVID

AVID is a program targeted for students in the academic middle, designed to give them a push to reach their full potential. AVID is an Elective Class to which students can apply at the end of 6th grade or 7th-11th grades. 

AVID classes work on all the skills necessary to become college ready and a successful student. We have two days of AVID Tutorials with amazing AVID Tutors.

AVID Elective Class Expectations

  • Maintain an Organized Binder
  • Develop Time Management Skills
  • Complete all assignments and maintain high grades
  • Study regularly for all classes
  • Support one another as classmates

Middle School AVID Coordinators

Select your child's middle school to view contact information for the AVID coordinator. 

 

high school AVID

About high School AVID

AVID is a program targeted for students in the academic middle, designed to give them a push to reach their full potential. AVID is an Elective Class to which students can apply.

AVID classes work on all the skills necessary to become college ready and a successful student. We have two days of AVID Tutorials with amazing AVID Tutors.

high school curriculum includes:

  • Research Skills
  • Research Papers
  • Public Speaking
  • Focused Note-Taking
  • Philosophical Chairs
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Scholarship & Financial Aid Research
  • Goal Setting
  • Mission Statements
  • Self Discovery & Reflection
  • Character Development
  • Tips for Success
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Organizational Skills & Projects
  • Time Management
  • Money Management
  • College Readiness Skills
  • College Exploration
  • Career Exploration
  • The Process of Getting a Job (Resume, Mock Interviews)
  • Study Skills
  • Community Service Projects
  • Tutorials

High School AVID Coordinators

Select your child's middle school to view contact information for the AVID coordinator.