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.

The TEALS program serves more than 14,000 students at over 550 high schools in eight countries including the United States (2022-2023 school year).


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 95,000 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.

of TEALS teachers are likely to recommend the TEALS Program to another school or teacher

of TEALS students said computer science allowed them to be creative

Learn How to Get Involved With TEALS

Applications are now open for schools for the 2023–2024 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]

To learn more about the volunteering with the TEALS program delivered by AVID click here.

Apply for the 2023-2024 school year grant here.