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AVUHSD Student Board Member Noah Sveiven Recognized

A very special thank you and congratulations to our current Student Board Member and SOAR High School Graduate Noah Sveiven who was recognized with multiple scholarships and awards for his leadership and service. Thank you for your dedication to the AVUHSD community, Noah! We look forward to seeing the great things the future holds for you, and we wish you the very best!

QHHS Graduating Senior Wins AV Chevy "Be Cool Stay in School" Program, Brand New 2018 Chevy Sonic

Yesterday, Quartz Hill High School Graduating Senior Shanti Davis was surprised as the winner of Antelope Valley Chevrolet’s "Be Cool, Stay in School" program — and a brand new 2018 Chevy Sonic!

Through this program, one AVUHSD graduating high school senior wins a brand new car. AV Chevy started this program to recognize the hard work and dedication of high school students who have excellent attendance, work hard and are committed to academic excellence.

AV Chevy General Manager Justin Gonzales says, “We know the value of education and we want to encourage the youth in our Valley to always aim higher!”

Congratulations Shanti!

(Pictured: Shanti Davis and AV Chevy General Manager Justin Gonzales)

 

Free Gateway Academy Summer Day Camp for 6-8th Grade Students

If you have a student entering 6-8th grade this fall, don't miss out on this FREE Gateway Academy Summer Day Camp!

Students experience robotics, aeronautics, computer-aided design, and develop critical thinking, creative problem solving and successful collaboration skills.

The Camp takes place at Knight High School in Palmdale the week of June 10-14, 2019 from 8am-12:30pm.

Thank you Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL for making this Camp possible, we appreciate your generosity!

See the image below for more details or register today at http://tinyurl.com/pltw-camp.

 

Gateway Academy Summer Day Camp Details

 

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.