(Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class, during the school day, based on writing as a tool of learning, the inquiry method, and collaborative grouping.

The three main components of the program are:

  • Academic instruction
  • Tutorial support
  • Motivational activities

AVID Activities

Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Reading (WICOR) methodologies are the basis for curriculum instruction

Students participate in field trips to colleges/universities

College students act as role models and facilitate academic discussion in regularly scheduled tutorial groups

Students develop academic and social skills for success in all subject areas

Guest speakers provide motivation and college and professional career information

AVID students participate in extracurricular and community events

Who is an AVID Student?

AVID students are students in the 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:

  • State Scores
  • 2.0 – 3.5 GPA
  • Citizenship
  • Attendance
  • Desire and Determination
  • First in the Family to Attend College
  • Historically Underrepresented in 4-year colleges/universities
  • Economically Disadvantaged
  • Other Special Circumstances

For more information view our AVID Brochure.

Print an application for AVID - click here.


Melissa Winship, AVID Site Coordinator

Beth Kowski, AVID Elective Teacher

Jayne Tidemann, SECA Principal

Intermediate District 287
1820 XENIUM LANE NORTH Plymouth, MN 55441
PH: 763-559-3535

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