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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.

SAT resized

Next Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the AVUHSD is providing all 11th graders the opportunity to take the SAT during the regular school day. The SAT is accepted at all U.S. colleges and measures what students are learning in high school, as well as what they need to know to succeed in college and future careers. We are pleased to offer the SAT on a school day for all our Juniors so that:

• Students are more comfortable and confident by testing in a familiar place.

• Students don’t have to worry about logistics of getting to a test center.

• Students don’t have to worry about weekend conflicts or disrupting family time.

Please encourage your student to get a good night’s sleep, and eat a healthy breakfast before the test.

Overcoming Obstacles blue

In February 2019, Antelope Valley High School received the Special Olympics Unified Champion School designation for its creation of the district-wide Overcoming Obstacles Track Meet, and in recognition of the Forever Friends Club, which works to promote inclusion on campus. 

The Overcoming Obstacles Track Meet, now in its third year, brings together more than 400 student athletes with special needs from across the Antelope Valley Union High School District in an inspiring and fun-filled day of various track meet events including relay races, and long jump and throwing competitions. This year, the track meet will offer a new relay race that includes general education and special education students. Peers, educators, and family and community members come together to cheer them on and provide support. The Forever Friends Club, led by a group of general and special education students, puts on social events such as dances and holiday celebrations for AVHS students with special needs. As part of this designation, Special Olympics provides support for AVHS' various inclusion efforts.

"We are incredibly grateful to Special Olympics for recognizing our efforts in this special way," said Antelope Valley High School Vice Principal John Najar. "Inclusion in our schools is more than important, it helps to ensure that all students have access to a full high school experience and allows for a supportive, caring environment where students are taught to lift each other up."

Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools promote social inclusion by bringing together young people with and without disabilities on sports teams, clubs, school or community initiatives and fostering youth leadership. The initiative is all about unifying all students - with and without disabilities - using sports as a catalyst for social inclusion, and attitude and behavioral change. 

 

Order AVHS Apparel and Gear Online

Antelope Valley High School is excited to announce their apparel store available online. Get your shirts, polos, sweaters, and jackets with your school’s logo embroidered or screen printed on official Adidas apparel. Represent your school spirit whether in class, the halls, home, with your friends, or on the field. Go Lopes!!

To purchase apparel, visit our store.