College Readiness and Preparation

At the Antelope Valley Union High School District we are committed to preparing our students for college and career. From offering AVID and Advanced Placement courses to providing the PSAT and SAT, our students have a variety of options for college readiness and preparation.

Advanced Placement Courses

Advanced Placement courses offer students rigorous courses that prepare them for college and offer college credit when the student passes the AP test.

Please see attachments below for an overview of College Preparatory Programs, Frequently Asked Questions, and for Advanced Placement courses at all Antelope Valley Union High School District high schools. All course offerings are subject to change.


AVID is a College Readiness System which equips teachers and schools with what they need to help students succeed on a path to college and career success.

The AVID Elective is a class that meets for one period a day where students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support to succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses.

The power of AVID is the ability to impact students in the AVID Elective class and all students throughout the campus. AVID can have an effect on the entire school by providing classroom activities, teaching practices, and academic behaviors that can be incorporated into any classroom to improve engagement and success for all students. AVID trained teachers can take what they've learned at AVID training back to any classroom to help all students, not just those in AVID, to become more college and career ready.

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

AVID Coordinators

Antelope Valley High School
Dr. Chris Deloach

Eastside High School
Chris Ferguson

Highland High School
Cindy Gadomski

Knight High School
Joy McCall

Lancaster High School
Joy Qiu

Littlerock High School
Shannon Mims

Palmdale High School
Angela Forbes

Quartz Hill High School
Tim Fields

SOAR High School
Katy Nelson

Academy Prep Junior High

SOAR Campus

Carol Macke

Knight Campus
Trisha White

Palmdale Campus
Teresa Howard


Courses Eligible for College Credit

Many of our academic and technical courses provide our students with college credit for community colleges including Antelope Valley College, Citrus College and Mount San Antonio Community College.

These courses, called "articulated courses," are those that are integrated with community college requirements, so they can provide high school and college credit for the student.

Naviance Student Logins

Account Name Naviance Student URL (new student interface)
Antelope Valley High OSC (AVHS OSC)
Desert Winds Continuation High School (DWHS)
Palmdale High OSC (PHS OSC)
Quartz Hill OSC (QHHS OSC)
Lancaster High OSC (LnHS OSC)
Phoenix High Community Day (PxHS)
Highland High OSC (HHS OSC)
Littlerock High OSC (LHS OSC)
R. Rex Parris High School (RPHS)
Academies of the Antelope Valley
Antelope Valley High School (AVHS)
Eastside High School (EHS)
Highland High School (HHS)
William J. (Pete) Knight High School (KHS)
Lancaster High School (LnHS)
Littlerock High School (LHS)
Palmdale High School (PHS)
Quartz Hill High School (QHHS)
Eastside High OSC (EHS OSC)
SOAR High School (Students On Academic Rise)(SOAR)
Palmdale Preparatory Academy
Knight Prepratory Academy (KAAV)
SOAR Prepratory Academy (SAAV)
Knight High OSC (KHS OSC)
Virtual Academy of the Antelope Valley (VAAV)