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October 3, 2019
Bigfork and Grand Rapids High Schools to Offer AVID Classes
New teachers will offer additional supports and opportunities for kids


Students at Bigfork High School (BHS) and Grand Rapids High School (GRHS) will have access to a new supportive curriculum called Advancing Via Individual Determination (AVID) through the district’s Achievement and Integration Grant.

“The purpose of the course is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness, as well as for success in a global society,” said GRHS Assistant Principal Andy Forbort. “AVID is a nation-wide program that has been shown to help students graduate and attend college at higher rates and also to think critically and collaboratively.”
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September 30, 2019
IASC Career Pathways Initiative Awarded $500,000 Grant from Blandin Foundation
Funding will be used to add additional career classes for high school students


Itasca Area Schools Collaborative (IASC) Career Pathways initiative has been awarded $500,000 from the Blandin Foundation to grow additional pathways in natural resources and agriculture, education, business, and skilled trades.  The funding will also support expansion of the current Manufacturing and Healthcare Pathways from Grand Rapids (ISD 318), Greenway (ISD 316), and Nashwauk-Keewatin (ISD 319) districts to the remaining districts in IASC.
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