• MonJan21 No ECFE Classes and No Creative Play Programming
    • MonJan21 NO SCHOOL - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Tiger Club CLOSED)
    • TueJan22 No ECFE Classes and No Creative Play Programming
    • TueJan22 Early Childhood Screening 12:00 PM to 6:00 PMFCC
    • TueJan22 RLS PTO Meeting 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMRLS

AVID at Fridley Middle 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

Why should you enroll in AVID?

  • To take control of your own personal and academic success
  • To prepare for four-year college eligibility and success
  • To help you succeed in International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme classes
  • To develop a routine for organizing the workload of your responsibilities 

Click here to download the 2019-20 Fridley Middle School AVID application

Please return application to:
Ashely Gruhlke, FMS AVID Coordinator


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Interesting fact: 17 Nobel Prizes and 30 Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded to UW faculty or alumni.
Important alumni: Rita Braver, CBS News Reporter, Charles Lindbergh, Trans-Atlantic Aviator, John Muir, Natralist, father of the national park system, Jim Lovell, Astronaut.

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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