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Career Academies

Antelope Valley Union High School District’s Career Technical Education (CTE) department is committed to preparing our students for college and careers through our career academies. CTE academies are small learning communities that offer 9th through 12th grade students the opportunity to gain skills required for college and career readiness, while learning in a 21st century environment.

Our academies are a proven approach to education that combines rigorous academics, sequenced technical training, internships, and work-based learning. This approch provides exposure to real-world workplaces and teaches the professional skills needed to thrive in a career. By centering high school around industry themes, learning becomes relevant. Students graduate with the skills and confidence to succeed in college, career and life.

Antelope Valley High School Engineering Academy logo

ANTELOPE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
ENGINEERING ACADEMY

Explore sustainable engineering, coding, prototyping, electronics, automation and manufacturing.

Incoming freshmen apply to become part of the Green Enterprise Academy HERE.

Eastside High School Biomedical Science Academy logo

EASTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE ACADEMY

Study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health.

Incoming freshmen apply to become part of the Biomedical Science Academy HERE.

Highland High School Public Service Academy logo

HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL
PUBLIC SERVICE ACADEMY

Preparing the heroes of tomorrow with the skills and knowledge to provide emergency services to the community.

Incoming freshmen apply to become part of the Public Service Academy HERE.
 

Knight High School Digital Design & Engineering Academy logo

KNIGHT HIGH SCHOOL
DIGITAL DESIGN & ENGINEERING ACADEMY

Learn to capture ideas, create products and solve problems using engineering, manufacturing, technology and sustainability practices.

Incoming freshmen apply to become part of the Digital Design & Engineering Academy HERE.

Lancaster High School Multimedia & Engineering Academy logo

LANCASTER HIGH SCHOOL
MULTIMEDIA & ENGINEERING ACADEMY

Apply art, computer science and technology to design, create and develop products and images that address real world problems.

Incoming freshmen apply to become part of the Multimedia Arts and Engineering Academy HERE.

Littlerock High School Biomedical Science Academy logo

LITTLEROCK HIGH SCHOOL
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE ACADEMY

Explore current medical challenges, human physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health.

Incoming freshmen apply to become part of the Biomedical Science Academy HERE.

Littlerock High School Sustainable Agriculture Academy logo

LITTLEROCK HIGH SCHOOL
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE ACADEMY

Discover the importance of agriculture to the economy, environment and health of the population.

Incoming freshmen apply to become part of the Sustainable Agriculture Academy HERE.

Palmdale High School Engineering Academy logo

PALMDALE HIGH SCHOOL
ENGINEERING ACADEMY

Learn to capture ideas, create products and solve problems using engineering, manufacturing, technology and sustainability practices.

Incoming freshmen apply to become part of the Engineering Academy HERE.

Palmdale High School Health Careers Academy logo

PALMDALE HIGH SCHOOL
HEALTH CAREERS ACADEMY

Develop the technical skills and academic knowledge necessary to pursue a career in healthcare.

Incoming freshmen apply to become part of the Health Career Academy HERE.

QUARTZ HILL HIGH SCHOOL
TELEVISION & VIDEO ACADEMY

Students will explore the nuances of Film and Video production with the use of graphic design, incorporating elements from 3D-design, animation, particle rendering, as well as live video broadcasting.

Incoming freshmen apply to become part of the Television and Video Academy HERE.

 

97%

of our students pursue college or enter the workforce upon graduation

 

Linked Learning

The Antelope Valley Union High School District uses a Linked Learning approach to our Career Academies.

Linked Learning creates small learning communities that are engaged and disciplined, and that produce graduates who are ready to succeed in college and career.

Visit linkedlearning.org or view the Linked Learning Fact Sheet to learn more.


Diane Walker, Director, dwalker@avhsd.org | Betsy McKinstry, Director, bmckinstry@avhsd.org
California Department of Education CTE Information: www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/