District staff attended the AVID Summer Institute July 31-August 2. The annual professional learning event brought together school districts from around the Midwest to learn the latest in AVID methodologies and strategies to successfully implement AVID in their schools. This year, 32 staff members and Board Member Erickson attend the conference.
AVID—Advancement Via Individual Determination—fosters a safe, open culture, high expectations for teachers and students, and collaboration in all classrooms. The goal of AVID is to give every student the opportunity to graduate high school and college prepared to achieve their career goals, and their hopes and dreams. Students who participate in AVID will experience enhanced academic training with the support structures needed to be successful both inside the classroom and out.
Across Lakeville Area Public Schools, AVID is offered within our middle schools, high schools and at the Lakeville Area Learning Center. In 2018, 251 Lakeville Area students participated in AVID– including 41 graduates, all of whom were accepted into universities and colleges and the U.S. Army. Our seniors obtained 395 college credits and nearly $1.5 million dollars in scholarships and grants last year alone.
To learn more about AVID, please contact Lydia Lindsoe, AVID Director at Lydia.Lindsoe@isd194.org.