Antelope Valley Union High School District

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District Overview

The Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD) is made up of eight traditional and three alternative high schools, the Academies of the Antelope Valley which include seventh and eighth grades, as well as an adult education program. The district serves 21,000 students in the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster, and the surrounding area.


Our schools offer a variety of programs to prepare students for college and careers. Our career academies and pathways, which focus students’ coursework toward a specific field of interest, include industries such as agriculture, digital design, engineering, environmental science, health care, law and government, the arts and multi-media.


Our mission is to provide a safe and secure learning environment that promotes a rigorous curriculum and enables our students to develop the necessary academic, technical, and work-related skills of the 21st century. We do this by ensuring that our faculty and staff are provided opportunities to further their development in areas such as innovative classroom teaching strategies and the use of technology in the classroom. We envision that every student who graduates will be prepared to pursue college and any career to which he or she aspires. 


AVUHSD Fun Facts:


  • Set in the Antelope Valley, home to some of the most innovative aerospace developments this century, our students have unique opportunities to learn from professionals including NASA engineers and Air Force test flight pilots!
  • Two students from Knight High School in Palmdale were the first U.S. students to win the UAV Challenge in Queensland, Australia.
  • AVUHSD covers the largest area of any district in Los Angeles County!

For more information about our schools, career academies or other programs please call (661) 948-7655.