First Day of School is Wednesday, August 3
Dear AVHS Community,
Welcome to the 50th year of Apple Valley High School! Fifty years ago our town was introduced to Sundevil pride, the color orange, and the beginnings of many traditions we still uphold today. I begin every year with the goal of making it the best year ever at AVHS. The 2016/2017 school year is no different. Each year this goal gets more and more difficult to achieve but I am confident that we can do it once again! I want to welcome all of you to what will be the best year ever at AVHS.
Welcome back to the Senior class of 2017! First of all I would like to clarify a fact about our school. When AVHS opened in 1967 for the 67/68 school year, we did not graduate a class. Our first graduating class was the class of 1969. That means that even though it is our 50th year as a school, your class will be our 49th graduating class. This year will fly by! As we begin the year I need all of you to pay close attention to our website (avhs.net) and particularly the counseling calendar. College application windows are opening in October, FAFSA is in the winter, and SAT exams will be offered at various times throughout the year. It is hard to believe that as soon as your senior year begins that you have to start giving serious attention to your post-high school plans.
Our counselors, program leaders and teachers have done an amazing job in creating pathways and four year plans for every student at every grade level. Throughout your four years at AVHS you will have the opportunity to take a minimum of 24 classes. I would like to call special attention to fifteen special classes that are embedded in your education plans. These classes consist of four years of English, three years of math (up to Math 3), three years of history, two years of language other than English, one year of Biology, one year of a physical science, and one year of fine art. If, over your four years, you are successful (meaning a C or better) in those 15 courses you will have met what is known as the A-G requirements for CSU/UC admission. That means you have a college ready transcript. If any student has had one of these classes and not been successful please do not hesitate to meet with your counselor to find a way to regain your status. Keep in mind that these are the minimum requirements. Higher grades and rigorous courses will increase your opportunities following high school.
We will begin our school year together on Wednesday, August 3 on a regular bell schedule (7:01-1:54). Please continue to visit our website at avhs.net for updated information regarding events and news here on campus. Also, if you would like to sign up for our text alert system text the code @stuavhs to the number 81010.
Finally, I look forward to serving you and your family as principal of Apple Valley High School. I am honored to hold this position and hold this calling in the highest regard.
CTSO State Officers
Both SkillsUSA and HOSA students have been elected to State Office in their respective organizations. This is a great honor for our local chapters, validating the students’ hard work and leadership training. Additionally our SkillsUSA chapter has its first National Delegate. Congratulations students!
How to Get Your Chromebook
Students whose families attended the Chromebook training in August 2015 at Apple Valley High School and who have completed paperwork on file do not need to attend Family Chromebook Training in August. If you are a new student, transfer from GHHS or HDPA, or a Freshman, you and your parents or guardians will need to attend one of the following Family Chromebook Trainings before you are issued a Chromebook. Insurance for the Chromebooks will be offered through the district.
All meetings will be in G-2 (Tony Balsamo Fine Arts Building)
July 25 9:00-10:00am (Sundevil Experience Parents only)
July 26 9:30-10:30am (Spanish Language Meeting)
July 28 9:00-10:00am
August 2 8:30-9:30am
August 9 2:15-3:15pm
Parents, we know drop-off in the morning becomes more hectic the closer it gets to the bell. We have a solution! We encourage you to try the Stadium’s Visitor Parking Lot drop off area, the entrance is on Bear Valley Rd. That area is for drop off only and moves very rapidly. The average time through the line is significantly faster than at the Navajo Rd. Front entrance. Please, if you can't make it earlier to avoid the line, try the Visitor Parking Lot.
New Orange Line Number
Effective 2/19/2016 AVHS has a new phone number for our anonymous tip line. Please change your contact information to 1-661-241-8580. Thank you