AVID? AVIDis a program that is funded by the state and targets potential college students. AVIDclasses prepare students for college by teaching them study and organizational skills. AVIDstudents are enrolled in advanced level college preparatory courses and are given academic support through tutors AVIDis a program designed to prepare students who have a willingness to learn and work hard toward four-year college eligibility. AVIDis an elective class at each high school and middlel school in Humble ISD. AVIDhelps to place students in a more personally challenging course load supported by specialized tutoring and lessons on organizational and study skills. Guest speakers are also a major part of the class. Each semester the AVIDclass will visit a college campus and experience, for that day, what college is like. AVIDFacts:
AVIDstands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVIDwas founded by Mary Catherine Swanson in 1980 at in the Clairemont High School . San Diego Unified School District AVIDprepares students for four-year college entry. AVIDserves over 30,000 students throughout California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tenessee, Texas, Virginia, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East and the Pacific.
- Since 1990, over 20,000 students have graduated from
- Over 93% of
AVID's graduates enroll in college. AVIDgraduates persist in college at an 89 % rate.
- Over 60% of the
AVIDgraduates enroll in four-year colleges. The AVIDnetwork of schools includes over 900 sites. AVID's awards include the Salute to Excellence Award for Staff Development and Leadership from the National Council of States on Inservice Education, the Dana Foundation Award for Pioneering Achievement in Education, and the A+ Award from the U.S. Department of Education for Efforts to Reach the National Education Goals.
AVIDwebsite link: AVID.org