AVID Program

What is AVID?

Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID is a grades 6-12 sequence of elective courses offered in Lincoln Public Schools. In this elective, students will develop academic skills needed for present and future successes as well as developing a growth mindset and a firm belief in self.

How are AVID students selected?

  • Students are nominated to interview by staff and may also self-nominate using the AVID Elective Interest Form.
  • Students are interviewed by school/district staff
  • Selections are made

AVID selection criteria may include, but is not limited to:

  • having desire and determination to be successful
  • being proficient, or close to proficient on state tests
  • being the first in their family to graduate from college
  • being from a racial, cultural, or economic group historically underrepresented in colleges and universities
  • having potential, but may also have special circumstances that could be obstacles to achievement

How does AVID serve students?

No matter what post-secondary path high school graduates choose, students must develop certain essential skills to design their own futures: critical thinking, collaboration, reading, writing, and relationship building. The development of these skills is rooted in belief in self. If students believe they are capable, there is a foundational confidence to learn and a resiliency to overcome setbacks.

Jon Davidson

LPS AVID Curriculum Specialist

Sarah Kauffman Boyts

LPS AVID Cooridnator

Barbara Miller

LPS Multicultural Empowerment Coordinator

AVID Contacts

SchoolAVID ContactEmailPhone
Lincoln High SchoolMaira Delgado Mendezmmendezr@lps.org402-436-1301
North Star High SchoolRachel Kingrking2@lps.org402-436-1305
Northeast High SchoolBen Haneybhaney@lps.org402-436-1303
Northwest High SchoolHeather Steinerhstein@lps.org402-436-1314
Bryan CommunityDenise Craigdcraig2@lps.org402-436-1308
Culler Middle SchoolMel Hernandezmhernan@lps.org402-436-1210
Dawes Middle SchoolLiz Milleremiller@lps.org402-436-1211
Goodrich Middle SchoolKelly Apelkapel1@lps.org402-436-1213
Irving Middle SchoolRachael Kluck-Spannrklucks@lps.org402-436-1214
Lefler Middle SchoolLinda Romerolromero@lps.org402-436-1215
Mickle Middle SchoolJason Shanahanjshanah@lps.org402-436-1216
Park Middle SchoolDaniel Martinezdmartin3@lps.org402-436-1212
Schoo Middle SchoolTanner Whitetwhite@lps.org402-436-1222