Three ninth-grade students at Nicollet Junior High in Burnsville have been selected to be part of a four-day national conference that educators from around the country will attend in Minneapolis to learn more about Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) in June.
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Nicollet Junior High in Burnsville has been named an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) National Demonstration School because of its success in using the AVID program to help students succeed academically and prepare for college. The recognition was presented at a ceremony March 5, following an extensive on-site review by AVID officials.
Metcalf Junior High will host an information night for parents about the school's Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, especially students in the academic middle, will succeed in the most rigorous honors/ Advanced Placement curriculum while participating in school activities. AVID is a college prep program; it is not remedial.
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 offers specialized school options, including magnet programs, at the elementary and junior high school levels. These programs offer enhanced learning opportunities in addition to the District's core curriculum, providing families with academic choices and unique opportunities.
A group of teachers and administrators from Twin Cities Metro area schools visited Nicollet Junior High in Burnsville to learn about how the school has implemented its Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program on Oct. 23. The event was one of only a handful of AVID “showcases” in the Midwest this year, designed to provide an opportunity for educators to see an AVID implementation, share best practices, and learn more about AVID in a hands-on manner.