The AVID Elective Program

Students Admitted to AVID:

  • Enroll in the AVID Elective class five days a week during the school day.
  • Are required to take at least one honors or AP course and receive focused instruction in writing, critical thinking, collaboration, reading, note-taking, study skills and college/career/motivational activities.  
  • Participate in small group student-led tutorial sessions facilitated by AVID-trained tutors twice a week during the AVID elective class.
AVID Elective students visit colleges and universities each semester to learn about academic requirements, expectations, classes, programs and collegiate life. Students have had the opportunity to visit the following colleges:
Augsburg University, Hamline University, University of Mankato, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin - River Falls, St. Olaf College and the National College Fair at the MN Convention Center

AVID students also participate in team building activities, enrichment opportunities and community service.

Guest speakers frequently visit our AVID classes to talk about their jobs, educational backgrounds and what they did to prepare for college and their career. 

Students also have enjoyed the opportunity to job shadow corporations in collaboration with BestPrep and Junior Achievement.