Advancement Via Individual Determination (Avid)


What is AVID?

AVID is a program that directly teaches students strategies to engage in higher levels of thinking and prepare for all opportunities beyond high school.

The AVID elective class focuses on:

  • Student Success Skills: communication, self-advocacy, note-taking strategies, critical thinking, independent and collaborative study skills

  • Organizational Skills: tools to organize thoughts, materials, responsibilities, time management and goal-setting

  • Lifelong Learning Skills: instruction focused on Writing to learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to learn (WICOR) at high academic levels.

  • College and Career Readiness: academic skills needed to successfully complete rigorous coursework, research college and career opportunities, set long-term goals 

While not required, many AVID students are from groups that are underrepresented at the college level: students who will be the first in their family to attend college, from families of color, or from low-income families. Hopkins offers AVID elective classes in grades 7 through 12.  Students must complete an application process to be considered for admission into the AVID elective class. 

If you are interested in applying or learning more about AVID, contact the AVID coordinator at your school:

North Junior High: 952-988-4762

West Junior High: 952-567-8913