South Washington County Schools

Academic Programming & Activities


Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an elective class being offered in all secondary buildings.  AVID targets academically average students (GPA of 2.0-3.5) and prepares them for taking advanced courses in high school while supporting them in the AVID elective. AVID information.


Be Your Dream (Park High School)

The Be Your Dream/College Readiness Wolfriders are a performance based team with an emphasis on post-secondary options/college readiness and college access. The team engages in peer tutoring, college visits and volunteer activities. The team provides performances and participates in metro-wide competitions. The group meets during the week to practice and work on the college based/team building curriculum. The team participates in and supports high school drives including Feed My Starving Children.


Be the Dream (Woodbury High)

The program is designed to provide opportunities for students to reach their full potential through empowerment and building a sense of belonging so they can become an engaged learner. The goal is to be intentional in outreach to students who are historically underserved. A partnership has been forged with Equity Alliance MN (formerly East Metro Integration District) in which students participate in Equity Alliance sponsored student leadership retreats where students engage in a series of academic and culturally enriching experiences that support student leadership. Be the Dream is a college and career readiness after school high school program that is intentional in meeting the needs of historically underserved students. A core team of teachers work with the students in an after school two-hour program to explore college and career readiness, build a sense of community and explore social justice issues. Highlights of our programmatic activities have included: a college fair with a diverse group of community resource professionals, two college visits, and retreats.