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Alternative Learning Options

We are very excited to welcome all students back to full-time, in-person instruction (traditional, pre-pandemic school) on August 9th!  

In alignment with the California Department of Public Health requirements for K-12 schools, all students and staff will be required to wear masks while indoors at school.  Masking while outside is not required. Additionally, physical distancing is no longer required, however continues to be recommended when unmasked, outdoors. As you are likely aware, circumstances continue to be fluid, so we will continue to update you with any changes.

In preparation for the new school year, all students will be scheduled to return to in-person instruction.  

If you have not already done so and would like information on alternative learning options for the 21-22 school year, please Click Here. A member of our staff will contact you to discuss available options for your student. 

Lunches Are FREE, But Your Help Is Needed!

As many of you may know, funding for public schools can often be confusing. Many programs and opportunities come to our students based upon the household income information from the families we serve. Not only can students receive free or reduced meals, but they can also get fee waivers for the PSAT or SAT, free college applications, and much more.

Please help us provide the best opportunities that we can for our students by taking a few minutes to complete THIS SURVEY. If you don’t know the answer to some of the questions (like your student’s ID number) you can just skip those steps. Thank you for helping us provide the very best for our students!

SkillsUSA National Winner

When faced with the social restrictions of the pandemic over the last year, it’s easy to understand why a school would consider putting a program on hold that involves older students mentoring younger students in areas of career exploration. For the SkillsUSA chapter at the Academies of Antelope Valley in Quartz Hill, Calif., however, putting their Student2Student mentoring program on hold wasn’t an option; they just needed to find a new way to make it happen. In doing so, they secured for themselves not just an enriching experience for all involved, but SkillsUSA’s 2021 Student2Student Mentoring Award.

Read more HERE.

AVUHSD Open Enrollment

If you would like to attend a high school within the Antelope Valley Union High School District other than your school of residence, you will need to apply for "Open Enrollment" no later than Friday, March 15, 2019. 

During the last week of February 2019, Open Enrollment application packets for the new 2019-20 school year were mailed to the homes of current eighth grade public school students, returning high school students, and to the principals of charter and private junior high schools. Application packets are also available at all local high schools, in the AVUHSD Student Services office located at 548 W. Lancaster Blvd. in Lancaster, and on the AVUHSD website at https://www.avdistrict.org/parents/open-enrollment .

Open Enrollment applications for the 2019-20 school year must be received by the deadline of Friday, March 15, 2019 in the Student Services office at 548 West Lancaster Boulevard, Suite #102, Lancaster, CA 93534-2571 (note that the office closes at 4:30pm). Applications may be submitted by mail, in person, or by fax to 661-949-6292. They may also be scanned and e-mailed to: rhickman@avhsd.org. According to Board Policy, late applications will not be accepted with the exception of students who have a sibling attending the school requested. However, late applications from students who moved into the area after the deadline may be considered based on available space. Result letters will be mailed in April 2019. 

There will be a limited number of 2019-20 Open Enrollment spaces available at each high school: Antelope Valley, Eastside, Highland, Knight, Lancaster, Littlerock, Palmdale, and Quartz Hill High Schools. These include general Open Enrollment spaces as well as some spaces specific to particular academies: AVHS Engineering/Green Enterprise Academy, EHS Biomedical Sciences Academy, HHS Public Service Academy, KHS Digital Design & Engineering Academy, Lancaster HS Multimedia and Engineering Academy, Littlerock HS Agribusiness Academy, PHS Engineering Academy, and PHS Health Careers Academy. Also, qualified students entering 11th grade may apply for the QHHS International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Students interested in career academies must also submit a separate academy application through the Academy Coordinator at the requested school. According to California Education Code 35160.5, Open Enrollment approvals will be on a lottery basis (random selection—not first come, first served). In addition to these spaces, all qualified sibling Open Enrollment applications to all schools will be approved.