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AVID at Fridley High School



What is AVID?
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is an academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success. The program targets academically average students and places them in advanced courses, while supporting them in the AVID elective course.

Mission of AVID:
To close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global Societies.

The AVID Student: 
In order to be eligible for AVID students must apply and interview for the program. The typical AVID student will have average to high test scores, a 2.0-3.5 GPA and college potential with support, and desire and determination.

They also must meet at least one of the following criteria:
• First to attend college
• Historically underserved in 4-year colleges
• Low income
• Special circumstances (ELL, foster care, single parent family, etc.)

Course Philosophy:
AVID is an elective course that prepares students for entrance into four-year colleges. It is based on rigorous standards developed by middle and high school teachers and college professors. It is driven by analytical writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and critical reading (WICOR), and in addition, it focuses on study skills, test taking skills, note taking, research, organization, critical thinking, goal setting, choosing a college, and preparing for college entrance exams.


Click here to view the Fridley AVID informational brochure




AVID Staff:


Liz Jensen
AVID Elective Teacher and Coordinator
Elizabeth.Jensen@fridley.k12.mn.us
763-502-5764

Dan Nalepka
AVID Elective Teacher
Dan.Nalepka@fridley.k12.mn.us
763-502-5742


High School Announcements

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Auditions to join Sirens are this Thursday, February 21st! Interested female students should bring a prepared solo and expect to do vocal exercises showing vocal range and harmonization technique. See Ms. Zeleny for more details. 
GSA
The GSA will be selling buttons in the cafeteria during lunch all this week. Buttons will be 50 cents each and all proceeds will be donated to Avenues for Homeless Youth and the MN Transgender Health Coalition. We have lots of designs!

There will be a Strive Meeting Thursday, February 21 during the first half of lunch in the Auditorium.

Whether you are new to Fridley soccer or a returning player, please attend our upcoming meeting on Friday, February 22 at 3:30 PM to 4:00 to receive spring/summer soccer training information.

All Link Crew leaders - we need some help with the upcoming 8th grade tours on Feb 20th.   There will be a meeting during the first half of lunch this Thursday in Mr. Terebayza's room - 171 - to discuss jobs and signing up for shifts. See you there!

There will be no Native group this Tues, Feb 12, at lunch. However, we will be meeting each Tuesday at lunch in the Art room #134 starting again next week - February 19. All students who identify as Native - be sure to stop by each Tuesday!

Film Club will have three more outings to the movies before the end of the school year. All are welcome to come along to these events: 3/15 - Captain Marvel 4/26 - Avengers 5/31 - Godzilla. For more information about it see Valentae Morehead or Mr. Haaheim

Fridley Students, Staff and Families can purchase Computers and receive discounted pricing through FireFly Computers by using the following link: http://fireflyadvantage.com/fridley

Fridley Students, Staff and Families can purchase Apple Products and receive Education Pricing by using the Education link: https://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop

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