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Mrs. Jessica Deegan


651-403-7447 | jessica.deegan

Ms. Brianna Havir
651-403-7485 | brianna.havir@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."