• AVID        river hawk



    How AVID Works    BROCHURE

    AVID brings research‐based strategies and curriculum to educational institutions in elementarysecondary, and higher education. The AVID System annually provides more than 30,000 educators with training and methodologies that develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas throughout the entire campus.



    • Teaches skills and behaviors for academic success
    • Provides intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships
    • Creates a positive peer group for students
    • Develops a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

    For additional information, check out the national AVID website at http://www.avid.org/


    What does AVID look like at The Dalles High School?

    We are now in our third year of AVID implementation. In the course of these three years several teachers have attended the AVID Summer Institute. Our goal is to eventually be able to implement AVID’s College Readiness System school-wide, which means teachers will be using AVID strategies in all content areas.  Focused note taking systems are now being used in multiple classes and several teachers are also using organizational binders as well.  

    The AVID Elective Class

    Currently four sections of AVID are offered.  In 9th and 10th grade, students focus on academic skills. As students transition through AVID 9-12, the focus moves from high school skills to college and scholarship applications, culminating in full focus on college applications, financial aid, and scholarship applications in 12th grade.

    Who is eligible for the AVID Elective Class?

    The AVID Elective Class is for students willing to work hard in school and enroll in academically challenging classes such as Advanced Placement and Dual Credit Classes.  They may also be the first in their family to go to college, low income or from ethnic groups underrepresented on college campuses.


    The Dalles High AVID Site Team  

    Nick Nelson AVID District Director  541-300-9014
    Robert Clark Welding/CTE 11th Grade Elective Teacher
    Lowry Browning  English/Drama 10th Grade Elective Teacher
    Ajay Rundell Science 12th Grade Elective Teacher 
    Susan Raffensberger CBI/Mentorship  9th Grade Elective Teacher