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Get Ahead This Summer - Summer School Starts July 1!

Why should my student attend summer school?

  • Summer school is not just for catching up, it is for getting ahead too!
  • Make sure he or she is meeting graduation and A-G requirements (UC/CSU college admission requirements).
  • Get ahead or catch up - Earn 10 credits!
  • Summer school runs from July 1 - July 26, Monday-Friday from 7:30am-1:00pm on each high school and Academy Prep Junior High campus.

Don't delay, classes are filling up fast. Contact the school counseling office for more details about summer enrichment opportunities.  

 

57 AVUHSD Students Graduate Kaiser Permanente Medical Exploring Program

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 57 students from the Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD) graduated from the 3rd Annual Medical Exploring Post in the Antelope Valley hosted by Kaiser Permanente.

Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are at least 14 (and have completed 8th grade) and not yet 21 years-old. Exploring is all about helping young adults make more informed decisions about future careers and determine which career is the right one for them. Before being accepted into the career preparation program, each student was required to complete a competitive application process, which included teacher recommendations.

Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley physicians and employees volunteered their time to provide real-world career experiences for the explorers to help them gain practical knowledge in the medical field through a variety of activities.

As a youth-led program, students organized monthly meetings including hands-on learning presentations, a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices, a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Regional Lab, community service projects, CPR training, and a graduation ceremony celebrating their accomplishments.

“Kaiser Permanente is proud to be going into our fourth year hosting the Medical Exploring Program,” adds Tamara Riley, Assistant Medical Group Administrator, Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley and Medical Exploring Post Committee Chair. “This program is meant to expose students to a variety of careers in healthcare and help guide and inspire the next generation of medical professionals who will serve the communities they grew up in.”

During the graduation ceremony, local Kaiser Permanente, AVUHSD, elected and community leaders were in attendance to extend their congratulations during a graduation ceremony where students shared their experiences, conducted live demonstrations of their learnings, as well as, a special video presentation.

The Medical Exploring Post 661 hosted by Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley is one of many youth workforce development programs, including Hippocrates Circle for middle school students and our Volunteer Program for high school students and beyond.

AVUHSD Recognizes Community Contributions

Yesterday, AVUHSD recognized 19 individuals and organizations that have volunteered significant contributions to improving student career readiness through their commitment of time, resources and/or donations.

When the community joins with school districts in creating opportunities for our local youth, even greater things can happen. A HUGE thank you to all those who were recognized including: Kaiser Permanente, Northrop Grumman, Code to the Future, AMR, Lancaster School District, University of Antelope Valley, USAF, USDA, Air Force Research Laboratory, Odyssey Television, AV Family Optometry, Palmdale Playhouse, Frye Chiropractic, Judge Denise McLaughlin Bennett, AV Surgery Center, and Randy and Terry Scott.

AVUHSD Announces 2019 Teacher of the Year & Classified Employee of the Year

On May 13, AVUHSD celebrated its 35th Employee Recognition Ceremony! The event had a wonderful turnout and recognized some truly deserving colleagues.

Our 2019 Teacher of the Year, Ruth Simonds (pictured with her students), is a teacher at Quartz Hill High School, and our 2019 Classified Employee of the Year is Lorena Durr, Bilingual Secretary for Student Support & Intervention and EL & Migrant Education Programs.

A special congratulations to all those who were recognized across our District schools. We are proud of the wonderful AVUHSD employees -- congratulations and thank you for all you do for students and our community!

SOAR Prep Academy Junior High Chosen as a Project Lead The Way Distinguished School

Congratulations SOAR Prep Academy Junior High for being chosen as a PLTW - Project Lead The Way Distinguished School!

Project Lead the Way is a career technical education curriculum that offers students experiences with various industries including automation and robotics, design and modeling and medicine.

In addition to their core classes, all SOAR Prep 7th and 8th graders learn and apply STEM concepts using Project Lead the Way's engineering, app development and medical programs. Go Rockets!