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  • AVID | Advancement Via Individual Determination

    AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities.

    AVID Secondary starts with an elective class for one period a day, where students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable.


    AVID is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance.  The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students and most especially the least served students in the middle capable of completing a college path:

      • Will succeed in rigorous curriculum,
      • Will enter mainstream activities of the school
      • Will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and
      • Will become educated and responsible partners and leaders in a democratic society.

Contact Us

  • Michelle Watts, Ph.D
    Senior Manager, College & Career Readiness
    4400 West 18th St. 
    Houston, TX  77092-8501

    Telephone: 713-967-5231

    Email: Michelle.Watts@HoustonISD.org 

    Kenyetta House
    Manager, College & Career Readiness
    AVID District Director 
    4400 West 18th St

    Houston, TX  77092-8501

    Telephone: 713-967-5231

    Email: Kenyetta.House@HoustonISD.org 

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