AVID

AVID is an approved elective course taken during the school day. Students are usually selected to enroll in an AVID class after an application process. For one class period a day, they learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. Students enrolled in AVID are typically required to enroll in at least one of their school's toughest classes, such as honors or Advanced Placement®, in addition to the AVID elective. As students progress in AVID, their self-images improve, and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other students.

The AVID curriculum, based on rigorous standards, was developed by middle and senior high school teachers in collaboration with college professors. It is driven by the WICOR method, which stands for writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading. AVID curriculum is used in AVID elective classes and in content-area classes (English language arts, math, science, and social studies) in AVID schools. 

For additional information, please take some time and look at the AVID PowerPoint presentation below.  You may also go to the AVID website, or contact one of our BHS AVID teachers.

Lacy Schramm

AVID Coordinator/Social Studies Teacher

Lacy Schramm
Phone: 
763.682.8061
Kristen Lane

AVID Counselor

Kristen Lane
Phone: 
763.682.8054
Christina Cox

AVID Counselor

Christina Cox
Phone: 
763.682.8075
Jennifer Blair

AVID Counselor

Jennifer Blair
Phone: 
763.682.8139
Vicki Cary

AVID/English Teacher

Vicki Cary
Phone: 
763.682.8092
Joe Pokorney

AVID/Senior AVID Elective Teacher

Joe Pokorney
Phone: 
763.682.8044
Cassie Mix

AVID/Math Teacher

Cassie Mix
Phone: 
763.682.8038
Mike Bloch

AVID/Math Teacher

Mike Bloch
Phone: 
763.682.8045
Kelsey Ortmann

AVID/Physical Education Teacher

Kelsey Ortmann
Phone: 
763.682.8016
Sarah Rodenwald

AVID/Science Teacher

Sarah Rodenwald
Phone: 
763.682.8079
Jenn Peterson

AVID/Science Teacher

Jenn Peterson
Phone: 
763.682.8095
Tracy Hulley

AVID/Social Studies Teacher

Tracy Hulley
Phone: 
763.682.8042
Mike Curry

AVID/Social Studies Teacher

Mike Curry
Phone: 
763.682.8001
Anita Trutwin

AVID/Work Experience Teacher

Anita Trutwin
Phone: 
763.682.8097