AVID

AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a nationwide, nonprofit college readiness system. AVID's guiding principle is as follows: Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. Students are empowered through AVID's focus on the growth of critical academic skills and behaviors. Student growth in the areas of WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading) serve as a foundation for student success with rigorous coursework.

The AVID College Readiness System includes three fundamental elements: AVID Elementary, the AVID Elective course, and AVID Schoolwide.

For more information, visit our district AVID page or please contact Nancy Eiynck at 763.682.8767 or neiynck@bhmschools.org.

AVID Elective Course
The AVID Elective course at BHM Schools is available to students in grades 8-12. The AVID Elective class focuses on the further development and refinement of WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading) skills, provides the structure for students to be successful with rigorous courses, and highlights the importance of using academic tools for post-secondary success. Students selected to be a part of the elective class aspire to attend college, and they demonstrate the individual determination and work ethic that are needed to reach their goals.

AVID Schoolwide
The AVID system affects schoolwide change at the secondary level by transforming practices and beliefs in the four domains listed below.

Instruction: Instruction is how we facilitate learning. Best instructional practices are used to ensure that all students have the opportunity for improved academic performance.

Systems: Systems are what we create. Educational systems are examined, developed, refined and aligned to lead to improved academic student performance.

Leadership: Leadership is what we do. Educational leaders collaborate to set a common vision and ensure that students have the best educational opportunities in all classrooms.

Culture: Culture is what we allow. Schools focus on beliefs and behaviors which promote college readiness and high expectations for all.

 

Lacy Schramm

BHS AVID Coordinator

Lacy Schramm
Phone: 
763.682.8061

BHM Schools AVID District Coordinator

Nancy Eiynck
Phone: 
763.682.8767
Joe Pokorney

AVID Elective Teacher

Joe Pokorney
Phone: 
763.682.8044
Mark Tuchscherer

AVID Elective Teacher

Mark Tuchscherer
Phone: 
763.682.8072
Craig Lachowitzer

AVID Elective Teacher

Craig Lachowitzer
Phone: 
763.682.8113