AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID is an elective course that is offered to 6th - 12th graders in VISD at Cade, Howell, Patti Welder, STEM, East and West. Torres Elementary is an AVID Elementary Campus. 

Mission: AVID’s mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society.

Click here or on the flyer below to be taken directly to the application.

AVID application

Apply for AVID for the 2023-2024 school year.
Deadline to apply is February 15, 2023. 

English AVID Application

Spanish AVID Application

VISD is proud to have 7 AVID sites across our district.

For more information about AVID at one of our campuses, please contact the AVID Campus Coordinator or Elective Teacher listed below:


Campus Coordinator

Elective Teacher(s)

Cade Middle School

Lisa Brimberry

  • Lisa Brimberry

  • Allison Adams

  • Valerie Olivares

  • Gina Hale

Howell Middle School

Kristin Hunt

  • Kristin Hunt

  • Debra Hernandez

  • Amy Mareth

Patti Welder Middle School

Evelyn White

  • Evelyn White

  • Carson Kabela

  • Micah Roth

  • Mary Harris

  • Danette Diaz

  • James Howard

  • Andrea Aguilar

STEM Middle School

Cynthia Morales

  • Cynthia Morales

  • Melissa Crabbe

  • James Garcia

  • Gabriela Veliz

  • Jennifer Villarreal

Victoria East High School

Amanda Blaschke

  • Amanda Blaschke

Victoria West High School

Alysia Hill

  • Keith Morgan

  • Alysia Hill

Torres Elementary School

Crystal Rice

  • All campus teachers