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AVID National Demonstration Schools

South Washington County Schools has three AVID National Demonstration Schools; Oltman and Woodbury middle schools and Park High School. Each are exemplary models of the AVID College Readiness System. Demonstration Schools undergo a rigorous validation process and are required to be revalidated every few years to ensure high levels of implementation, with quality and fidelity to AVID strategies schoolwide.

District 833 is the only school district in the Upper Midwest to have three AVID National Demonstration Schools. Park High School is the first National Demonstration High School in Minnesota. The school has grown its AVID program from 20 students in 2009 to 260 students in 2018. Oltman and Woodbury middle schools were also named AVID Schoolwide Sites of Distinction. Only four schools in Minnesota have obtained this level of certification. 

Photo of AVID students at PHS

AVID Coordinators

AVID Coordinators help students and families make college dreams a reality. They teach the AVID Elective classes and are advocates for equity and inclusion. They empower students and families to help make college goals happen and to promote student success.