AVID stands for “Advancement Via Individual Determination.” The AVID program targets students in the academic middle who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. AVID places these students on the college track, requiring them to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as Honors and Advanced Placement. To support students in the rigorous coursework, AVID helps them learn organizational and study skills, develop critical thinking, learn to ask probing questions, receive academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities to make their college dreams reality.

Katie Carter, AVID II
651-403-7300 | ex. 3108
| katie.carter@isd197.org

Jennifer Clem, AVID I 
651-403-7300 | ex. 3112
| jennifer.clem@isd197.org

Ann Henry, AVID IV
651-403-7300 | ex. 3129
| ann.henry@isd197.org

Aimee Noeske, AVID II 
651-403-7300 | ex. 3160
| aimee.noeske@isd197.org

Suzanne Temple-Gumm, AVID III 
651-403-7305 | ex. 3181
| suzanne.temple@isd197.org


  • AVID is an acronym that stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.

  • AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 4-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.

  • AVID places academically average students in advanced classes.

  • AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income,and other students without a college-going tradition in their families.

  • AVID is for ALL students, but it targets those in the academic middle.

  • AVID is implemented schoolwide and districtwide.


  • AVID isn't a remedial program.

  • AVID isn't a free ride.

  • AVID isn't a niche program.

  • AVID isn't a college outreach program.

  • AVID Mission Statement- AVID Center

"AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society."

For more information visit AVID Online at https://www.avid.org/