AVID students team up with peers from Park High School to study visual arts

August 09, 2019
AVID students
More than 40 AVID students from Stillwater Area High School and Park High School spent two weeks together studying visual arts. They created a wide variety of projects including drawings, paintings, collages, ceramic, packing tape, and wire sculptures. They also reflected on their art making process through writing an artist statement.

At the end of the intense class they peer assessed their work and even curated their own art show, inviting teachers and administrators from both districts to see their work.

This successful collaboration between Stillwater Area Public Schools and South Washington County Schools is just the beginning of a long-term commitment to offer various ways for students to earn credit and create relationships with students in other districts.

The AVID program was designed to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. It provides extra support to students in the academic middle and those students who are typically underrepresented on college campuses.