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 part pants and leaders in a democratic society.
  • Contact Information:

    Lisa Waddell
    District Director
    1102 Telephone Rd.
    Houston, TX  77023-3126

    e-mail:  LWaddell@houstonisd.org