Welcome to the Humble ISD
AVID Webpage



AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) was developed by Mary Catherine Swanson at Clairemont High School in 1980 in response to San Diego Unified School District's court-ordered integration of the city's schools. The program began as an elective class taken during the regular school day. Mary Catherine held her students accountable to the highest standards and provided them with academic and social support. She believed they would rise to the challenge.


In 1992 AVID Center was established as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization and the program has evolved into a fourth through twelfth-grade system that successfully prepares students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility. Beginning with one high school and 32 students the AVID system is now on the march toward 4,369 schools in 2010.


During the 2014-2015 school year, AVID will operate in two elementary schools, seven middle schools, and five high schools in Humble ISD. In middle and high school, the AVID elective class is an opportunity for students to learn skills in organizational, note taking, speaking, writing, and inquiry.  Students are tutored twice a week in a socratic style and led by college students who challenge them to achieve new levels of thinking.  AVID students experience field trips to colleges, inspirational guest speakers, and the encouragement of their peers in the collective 'family' of the AVID classroom.

Humble ISD is the proud home of an AVID National Demonstration School, Timberwood Middle School.