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College/Career Readiness

AVID (Advancement via individual determination)

AVID or Advancement Via Individual Determination is an academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success. Fridley students in grades 7-12 are eligible to apply for AVID.


Get Ready is a federally-funded college and career readiness program administered through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Our students benefit from opportunities for college visits and field trips, innovative and culturally relevant programs and activities, guest speakers and informational sessions on college and careers, and more.

IB Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme provides rigorous college preparatory work for students. All students participate in IB coursework, but high-achieving grade 11 and 12 students can take advantage of the challenging IB Diploma Programme and earn an IB diploma.


The IB Career-related Programme at Fridley High School is for students who wish to engage in career-related learning to prepare themselves to enter post-secondary studies and/or training in their chosen career field, or to enter the workforce directly after high school.


The purpose of the Fridley-Columbia Heights STRIVE program is to motivate eligible seniors to discover their own strengths and talents in order to increase their potential and academic achievement.


Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows students to earn college credit while still in high school through enrollment and successful completion of college courses at eligible postsecondary institutions. 


Our Northwester Suburban Integration School District partnership programs include: Educators Rising, Essence, and Step Up.