Antelope Valley Union High School District

Certificated Personnel (Teaching)

Thank you for your interest in joining for the Antelope Valley Union High School District.





  • You must apply via EDJOIN. Paper certificated applications are no longer accepted.
  • Applications are accepted year-round at EDJOIN for all subject areas and are reviewed as teaching vacancies occur. 
  • If you do not see a vacancy in your particular subject area at the link above, you may still submit an application via EDJOIN. We will hold your application on file for one year for future consideration. 
  • The AVUHSD fills teaching positions subject to Board and Cabinet review. Fully credentialed applicants are preferred.
  • For your convenience, some commonly requested items are attached below. More information is available by visiting the Certificated Personnel Section.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER  The Antelope Valley Union High School District is  committed to offering  an employment and educational environment free from discrimination with respect to race, color, national origin, ancestry,  religious  creed, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental   disability,  medical condition,  veteran status, gender, actual or perceived sexual  orientation,  or  any other  unlawful consideration.

Diversity is one of the defining strengths of America, and the diversity of the Antelope Valley Union High School District workforce is essential in the preparation of our students with academic, technical, and work-related skills necessary for success in the 21st century. To accomplish this undertaking, it is essential that we have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we serve and educate. The Antelope Valley Union High School District is committed to recruiting, hiring, and retaining highly qualified employees who not only represent our community, but are also dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion that values each individual and promotes collaboration and fairness.


Clearances and Fees:
After a recommendation for employment is made, all candidates are required to submit to fingerprint testing and drug  screen. You will be required to pay for the service. The AVUHSD Personnel Office will  submit the  fingerprints to the California Department of Justice and/or  Federal Bureau of Investigation for analysis*. The present rates are  $32  for DOJ  only or $49 for DOJ and FBI. 

Certificated candidates may also need DOJ/FBI fingerprints submitted via livescan to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to process for a teaching credential appropriate to the position. The Personnel Technician processing your application will advise you of the necessary steps for processing.

The Personnel Office technician will set an appointment with you to have your fingerprints recorded via "Livescan". This process requires prior authorization and proper forms. Do not proceed unless you have been directed to do so by the Personnel Office. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful clearance as required by California law.

 Please note school site volunteers will also be required to pay for the livescan service.

 *FBI: Any candidate must submit to FBI if you have resided outside the state of California for more than one year. Do not proceed unless you have been directed to do so by the Personnel Office. Please be advised that all Security staff will also be required to submit fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in addition to the California Department of Justice.

The technician will also arrange an appointment for the employment candidate to have a drug screen. You will be required to pay for this service. The present fee is $46. This also requires prior authorization and proper forms. Do not proceed until directed.

Non-teaching classification types including, but not limited to, Paraprofessional, Aide, Custodian, Cafeteria, Maintenance, Groundskeeper and Security must also submit to a complete pre-employment physical. At this time, the district will pay for this process through the contracted medical provider. Do not proceed until directed. Please note this is subject to change.

 Please note, AVUHSD does not make any money nor profit. The rates listed are the fees as charged by the state or medical agency, and are subject to change. We accept money orders only and the technician will advise you the correct amount to obtain on the money order. (For security purposes we do NOT accept cash, no personal checks, no private company checks, no atm/debit, no credit cards ). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Personnel Services Office technician. We look forward to speaking with you!