• College Access Programs


    AVID is a program for students who are interested in attending college but could use support to become a better student and navigate the college application process.  Grades 9 and 10 primarily focus on skills like writing, taking Cornell notes, asking good questions, organization and leadership while grades 11 and 12 are more focused on applying to college, preparing for the ACT, applying to scholarships, and narrowing the college search.  Complete the following application to be considered for an interview for North's AVID program.  Once applications are submitted, the AVID coordinator will reach out for an interview.

    AVID: Program Coordinator: 
    Sara Martinez  Rm 101 
    smartinez@isd622.org  Rm 101 

    AVID 9: 
    Elaine Simon
    esimon@isd622.org  Rm 357 

    AVID 10: 
    Rachel Myers Rm 153

    AVID 11: 
    Patrick Leslie Rm 114 

    AVID 12: 
    Dalton Pieske Rm 301  

    Click here for the AVID Application

    Upward Bound/Trio

    Century College Upward Bound/Trio is a federally-funded TRIO program designed to help high school students reach college by providing academic guidance and in-person support.  Upward Bound serves students with the desire, potential and motivation to successfully complete school and go to the college of their choice.


    • Students who meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 (as a ninth-grader) or 2.5 (as a tenth grader)
    • Students from families who meet federal income guidelines and/or families where neither parent has a four-year college degree
    • Students who are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

    North Upward Bound Advisors: 
    Pather Lao  patherzong.lao@century.edu
    Lydia Jagodzinski  lydia.jagodzinski@century.edu

    College Possible

    Want to earn a college degree?  Looking for FREE support and personalized coaching? College Possible Minnesota is coaching low-income students to and through college. College Possible is a national college access and success organization with over 20 years of experience supporting students as they earn their college degrees. Dedicated AmeriCorps members serve as guides, coaching students on their path to college graduation. We are proud to be serving more than 2,500 high school students attending 56 high schools across the state, and 5,500 college students on 249 campuses across the country.

    Click here for the College Possible Application

    If you have any questions, reach out to Lindsay from College Possible at lpluger@collegepossible.org

  • Information


    Attention 11th graders! All of the students that join our program are seeking support with ACT content and to receive guidance on the college application process.  Read about Melanie's experience.   

    Interested? Learn more about the program and APPLY!

    Go to: www.collegepossible.org/join

    Questions? Email mnrecruitment@collegepossible.org

    Interested? Learn more about the program and click here to apply!