Pictured from left: Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, Superintendent of Schools; Henry Phipps, Principal Humble Middle School; Crystal Medina; Sally Wagner, AVID Coordinator; Kira Wolridge; Karl Koehler Principal, Atascocita Middle School; Lisa Mosely, Assistant Principal Kingwood Middle School; Amy Johansen; Keith Lepeze, President Board of Trustees, and Juan Garcia.
Atascocita, Humble and Kingwood Middle Schools were recognized at the March 21 Humble ISD Board of Trustees meeting for earning AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Site of Schoolwide Distinction. Only 104 schools nationwide received this distinction, fifteen of which were in Texas. “Three of the fifteen Texas schools named AVID Sites of Schoolwide Distinction are in Humble ISD. That’s remarkable,” said Sally Wagner, AVID Coordinator. This is the first year for Kingwood Middle School and the second year for Atascocita and Humble Middle Schools to earn this honor.
To be named an AVID Site of Schoolwide Distinction a school must meet AVID established criteria for college readiness. This includes providing their students the opportunity to participate in PSAT 8/9, ensuring the demographics of participation in advanced courses mirror the overall school’s demographics, and having at least 10% of the students in the AVID program. “All of our middle schools do a lot to help our students become college ready and successful in a global society. These schools go above and beyond by meeting AVID standards,” said Wagner.