AVID College Fair

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AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

At Inver Grove Heights Middle School and Simley High School, AVID aims to develop good study and organization skills to ensure the AVID student is a strong and independent learner when entering college. Currently, the program is available to Inver Grove Heights students in grades 7-12.

What is AVID?
AVID is a fourth- through twelfth-grade system to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility and success. The program places the academically average (generally 2.0-3.5 GPA) students in advanced classes. AVID is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle.

AVID is not a remedial program, college outreach program or a free ride. Students in AVID possess average reading and math skills but have the drive to improve their organizational, time-management and social skills so that they may find academic success on every level. Many AVID students will be a first-generation college student, so they tend to be highly motivated.

AVID Expectations
AVID students will:
  • use and carry all materials for every class in their AVID binder.
  • take Cornell Notes or use learning logs each day, in every class.
  • model good responsibility and character for their peers in all classes.
  • commit to two hours of homework each  night (combined time for all classes).

Parent Support
Parents can support AVID students by:
  • showing interest in their student's progress in school.
  • talking to their student about school.
  • showing interest in their student's classes and his/her performance in class.
  • praising their student's strengths and helping him/her find ways to improve in areas of weakness.
  • asking to look at your student's binder.
  • reviewing your student's tutorial request forms to see what kind of question he/she is asking in class.