Learn how AVID and Microsoft Philanthropies are preparing students to be tech ready, career ready...future ready.

Delivered with support from AVID, the TEALS program in Minnesota provides the best in curriculum, training for educators, and industry support with classroom mentors. AVID and Microsoft Philanthropies are dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for traditionally underrepresented students.

TEALS is in nearly 455 high schools in the U.S. and British Columbia, Canada and has had the amazing support of over 1,500 volunteers from 650 different companies, reaching over 10,000 students, giving them a path to higher-wage jobs and a future full of possibilities.

Minnesota

With funding in part by Best Buy, the AVID TEALS Relationship Manager leads the implementation of TEALS in the state of Minnesota.

Participating schools will receive ongoing support and resources at no cost. This will include:

  • A dedicated AVID liaison to support every detail of implementation success year-round.
  • A computer science curriculum for grades 9–12.
  • Customized teacher professional development and teaching team (teacher paired with a volunteer) training.
  • A volunteer industry expert to mentor teachers and provide instructional support in the classroom.
TEALS students

TEALS Program Impact

Since 2009, nearly 85,000 high school students have received computer science education through TEALS, providing partner schools with strategies and resources to help increase equitable participation in high-quality CS education.

51%
of TEALS students plan to study CS in college

86%
of TEALS students believe that CS allows them to be creative

72%
of TEALS students believe people like themselves can become computer scientists

Learn How to Get Involved With TEALS

Applications are now open for schools for the 2022–2023 school year. Spaces are limited. To learn more about the TEALS program delivered by AVID or request a school application, reach out to [email protected]

Apply for the 2022-2023 school year grant here.