Saint Paul Public Schools AVID


    Wilderness Inquiry Field Trip- Fort Snelling State Park

    7th Grade Ramsey Students

    AVID 7th and 9th grade students from across the district were able to participate in team building activities through Wilderness Inquiry at Fort Snelling State Park at the end of September. Some of the activities included fire building, canoeing, fishing and other team sports. Over 300 students participated in this event.

    AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a proven, in-school elective college readiness class that prepares students in grades 6-12 for college and career readiness. Students interested in AVID must apply, be interviewed and accepted into the class.

    AVID provides students with a comprehensive curriculum grounded in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading. In addition, AVID students participate in collaborative group tutoring, college campus visits, and career exploration opportunities. Students enrolled in AVID demonstrate higher school attendance rates, increased enrollment in rigorous coursework, higher high school graduation rates, and acceptance to and enrollment in post-secondary opportunities. 


AVID in the News


  • Kristen Butler

    AVID District Director, TOSA

    Office of Teaching and Learning

    Saint Paul Public Schools



    Amy Wardell


    Office of Teaching and Learning

    St Paul Public Schools



    Katie Dimmel

    AVID Program Assistant

    Office of Teaching and Learning

    St Paul Public Schools