AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 14:31

Oltman Middle School has been identified as an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Schoolwide Site of Distinction. AVID is a proven college readiness program in place throughout South Washington County Schools that focuses on closing the achievement gap.

Oltman Middle School is one of two schools in Minnesota identified as a site of distinction, and there are only 76 schoolwide sites of distinction nationwide.

According to AVID, “AVID is schoolwide when a strong AVID system transforms the instruction, systems, leadership and culture of a school, ensuring college readiness for all AVID Elective students and improved academic performance for all students based on increased opportunities.”

“Oltman has built a college-going culture and has increased the numbers of students who are given the opportunity for the highest level classes,” said Molly Lester, District 833’s AVID director. “Oltman’s AVID elective classes continue to grow because families recognize that AVID is helping their students.”