Antelope Valley Union High School District

College & Career Partnership Programs




Career academies are small learning communities within larger high schools, usually enrolling students in grades 10-12.  Academies incorporate integrated academic and career technical education, business partnerships, mentoring, and internships.  Academy components include rigorous academics and career technical education, with a career focus, a committed team of teachers, and active business and post-secondary partnerships. 
A career pathway is a coherent sequence of rigorous academic and technical courses that prepare students for successful completion of state academic standards and support transition to more advanced post secondary coursework related in a career area of interest.  
Many CTE high school courses are articulated with community college courses, allowing students to take articulated classes at their high schools and earn advanced placement and/or even college credit for those courses.  (Articulation refers to the process of linking two or more educational systems.)  This saves time and provides a jump-start to the college experience.  Small learning communities such as these career academies and pathways have provided a model for high school reform, and have become an important part of the current Linked Learning initiative in California.
State legislation launched the California Partnership Academies (CPAs) in 1984.  CPAs exemplify the career academy model for preparing high school students to succeed in both college and careers.
AVUHSD Career Academies:
Antelope Valley High School: Green Enterprise Academy

Highland High School: Law and Government Academy

Littlerock High School: Agriculture and Environmental Science Academy

Palmdale High School: Health Careers Academy


Visit to learn more about Linked Learning and how it applies to the career academies and pathways.
Watch this short video below to see how this approach to education is helping to create an engaged, disciplined, and productive future workforce for California, ready to succeed in college, career, and life:   



September 25, 2017

Why should I go to College Information Night?
  • Learn what it takes to get into college
  • Meet UC, CSU, community, private and technical college representatives 
  • Take workshops about financial aid and writing college essays
  • Know what scholarships are available
  • Meet AVUHSD leaders and hear about all the programs available to prepare YOU for college and career!
  • Click here to see why!

See flyer attached below for more details! 


26th AVUHSD Salute to Youth: the Career Connection
October 26, 2017

The Antelope Valley Union High School District hosts the 25th anniversary of "Salute to Youth: the Career Connection," an event designed to introduce local high school ninth-grade and middle school students to a variety of career and education opportunities available after high school graduation.


The AV Prep Council, along with local business, industry and government leaders bring together exhibitors at the AV Fairgrounds who provide hands-on demonstrations and engaging displays that excite students about possibilities for futures in entry, technical and professional level jobs.

Industries represented include:

  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Arts, Media & Entertainment
  • Building Trades & Construction
  • Business & Finance
  • Education, Child Development & Family Service
  • Energy, Environment & Utilities
  • Engineering & Architecture
  • Fashion & Interiors
  • Health Science & Medical Technology
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Marketing, Sales & Service
  • Public Services
  • Transportation & Logistics


Organizations interested in participating may register as Exhibitors at  .   Please direct any questions to Rosalinda Garcia at 661-575-1035 or  email