Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
What is AVID?
AVID is a nationally recognized college-preparatory program aimed at students in the academic middle (B and C students). The purpose of this program is to provide students with both the tools and support they need with more challenging coursework to help them develop the skills necessary to be prepared to enter any four-year college or university after high school.
Students in AVID take the AVID elective class along with their other courses. Cornell note-taking and learning logs, maintaining an organized binder for all of their classes, working with college-aged tutors in tutorials twice per week, going on college visits and enrichment trips and working on writing, inquiry, collaboration and reading (WIC-R) in small and large groups in their AVID elective class are some of the ways students inHumboldt AVID this program become more able to handle the rigor and complexities college will offer them.
Who qualifies for AVID?
Typically AVID students come form the academic middle. They are students who could be achieving at higher levels, but who may lack the resources or support to do so. AVID students often come from under-represented families, are often the first in their families to go to college and may be low-income. What truly makes an AVID student, however, is a student who has a strong desire to go to college and who is willing to put in the time and effort to reach his/her goal.
How do I find out more?
To learn more about AVID at Humboldt Senior High School, contact Humboldt's AVID Site Coordinator.
Humboldt's AVID Site Coordinator: Steve Elizondo ext. 1254
School Address: Humboldt Senior High School, 30 East Baker Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107
School Phone: (651) 293-8600