Robbinsdale Area Schools
Middle School


AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college.  The AVID program was started in Robbinsdale Area Schools in 2006-07 and currently serves students in grades 7-12 at Plymouth Middle, Robbinsdale Middle, Sandburg Middle, Armstrong High School and Cooper High School.

The program is designed to increase overall academic performance, success in rigorous curriculum, and participation in activities at school.  AVID helps students become better educated, responsible citizens and leaders in society.

AVID logo

A student explains a problem to the rest of the class.
A student concentrates in AVID class.
A student works on the dry erase board in front of the class.

Apply for AVID

Students apply to be in the AVID Elective course.  The application process includes a short written response, teacher recommendation and interview.  Contacting the AVID Coordinator at your school is the best way to get more information and an application.  

Contact: AVID Coordinators

Shannon Bruskiewicz
AVID Coordinator, Sandburg Middle School
Phone:  763-504-8265  |  Fax:  763-504-8231

Tamuriel Grace
AVID District Director
Education Service Center
Phone: 763-504-8026

Kate Fuller
AVID Coordinator, Armstrong High School
Phone: 763-504-8878  |  Fax: 763-504-8831

Amanda Lieser
AVID Coordinator & Co-District Director
Cooper High School
Phone: 763-504-8537  |  Fax: 763-504-8531