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The AVID Mission

AVID is a college readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in, and persist in, four -year colleges. For over 30 years, AVID has accelerated student learning through research based methods of effective instruction. It provides meaningful and motivational professional learning and is a catalyst for systemic reform and change. "Raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge." (AVID.org)

How AVID Works

  • At the heart of the system are proven AVID methodologies based on WICOR:
    • Writing to learn
    • emphasis on Inquiry
    • Collaborative approach
    • Organizational skills
    • critical Reading
  • AVID system techniques are delivered to students by trained AVID teachers who are coached by AVID staff in effective instructional strategies and best practices.
  • Core content and other non-AVID Elective teachers use AVID resources aligned with curriculum standards in their subject areas.
  • Administrators and teachers work together on Site Teams to implement and expand AVID strategies school-wide.
Here at Roosevelt:
  • We have been a certified AVID site for over 10 years.
  • We have approximately 150 students enrolled in 7 AVID elective classes, grades 9 through 12.
  • We have 2 AVID elective teachers.
  • Our site team meets monthly and consists of an administrator, coordinator, counselor, elective teachers and AVID trained teachers representing all content areas.
  • Our AVID program partners with community organizations to provide mentoring, college visits and field trips for all AVID students in grades 9-12.
  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays, AVID students participate in tutorials with trained college tutors. Tutorials give students a chance to get extra help with their coursework as well as practice valuable public speaking and community building skills.
*Questions about AVID? 
Please contact Roosevelt AVID Coordinator, Mark Rugnetta:   Mark.Rugnetta@mpls.k12.mn.us
 
*Interested in applying to our program? 
Click here to access the RHS AVID Application.
 
We look forward to meeting you!