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About AVID

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nonprofit that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. We train 80,000 educators annually to close the opportunity gap, so they can prepare all students for college, careers, and life. 

AVID Secondary 

Our nation’s schools are full of students who possess a desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard, but many of them do not truly have the opportunity to be college-ready. These are often the students who will be the first in their families to attend college and are from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. AVID Secondary equips teachers and schools with what they need to help these students succeed on a path to college and career success. 

To address this need, AVID has developed the AVID Elective course. For one period a day, students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses.  

The power of AVID Secondary is the ability to impact students in the AVID Elective class and all students throughout the campus. AVID Secondary can have an effect on the entire school by providing classroom activities, teaching practices, and academic behaviors that can be incorporated into any classroom to improve engagement and success for all students.  

AVID Instructors E-Mail 
Robert Reyes - Asst. Principal/AVID Team Co-Coordinator
Mary Garcia - AVID Team Co-Coordinator
Shannon Nail
Lumumba Battle
Heather Bush
Christina Vickers


For more information, visit  

AVID at a Glance for Parents English.pdf

AVID at a Glance for Parents Spanish.pdf

SAISD_AVID_Infographic 070918.pdf

AVID flyer 2019.pdf

AVID College and Career Partners Flyer.pdf


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