Academics

Academy – Computer and Media Pathway (CAMP)

CAMP envisions students of various abilities and backgrounds using technology to improve their individual academic achievement as well to enhance their career opportunities and options. CAMP graduates will demonstrate industry-ready skills, attitudes, and behaviors that will enable them to enter the informational technology profession directly or to continue their post-secondary education.

As an Academy, CAMP schedules its students into classes taught by a core group of teachers. These teachers encourage students to use technology in their classes for note taking, research, and activities. Each year includes a cross-curricular project: in the sophomore year, students participate in “The Zombie Apocalypse”; in the junior year, students complete the “Technology-Then and Now” project; and in their senior year, students will produce a portfolio to highlight their skills and help them transition to a university, trade school, or directly to the industry.

Academy – Medical And Health Science Technology Academy (MAHST)

The Apple Valley High School Medical and Health Science Technology Academy began at AVHS in 1999. There have been over 200 graduates of the program since its inception 13 years ago. There are numerous alumni now working in healthcare in the High Desert at facilities like St. Mary Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital, Dr. Jones

Activities

ASB at Apple Valley High School has changed a great deal since 2004 when ASB expanded to encompass a classroom where the ASB students meet for class, business meetings, and projects. The office itself houses the Activities/Athletics’ Secretary, the ASB Bookkeeper, computer work stations for the ASB students, offices for the Activities/Athletics’ Director, and a

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP courses have been developed by a committee composed of college faculty and AP teachers, covering the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course. The AP Examinations are administered each year in May and represent the culmination of college-level work in a given discipline. The AP Exams test students’ ability

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

AVID is an academic regularly scheduled elective class based on writing as a tool of learning, inquiry method, and collaborative grouping. The three main components of the program are academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational activities. The mission of AVID is to ensure that ALL students, especially underrepresented students will: ● Succeed in rigorous curriculum

AFJROTC

The Air Force Jr. Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) was established in 2001 at AVHS. Its mission is to “Build Better Citizens for America”. This is accomplished through a curriculum which includes instruction in Leadership, Aerospace Science, and Physical Training, with programs emphasizing Community Service. Cadets are encouraged to work together to foster teamwork. The instructors are retired Air Force personnel.

Cadets are encouraged to explore their continuing education options. They are exposed to guest speakers from each branch of the military to inform them about college scholarships and enlistment opportunities. The program does not push students toward military careers

Agriculture Program

The agriculture program at Apple Valley High School consists of three pathways: Agriscience, Agriculture Engineering, and Floral Design. Pathway Course Offerings: Agriscience Animal Science 1 Animal Science 2 Veterinary Science Ag Business & Careers Plant & Soil Science Agriculture Biology Ag Engineering Intro to Ag Engineering Intermediate Ag Engineering Advanced Ag Engineering ROP Ag Welding/Fabrication …read more

Apple Valley Emergency Response Team (AVERT)

The Apple Valley Emergency Response Team was established to provide information and guidelines to all staff members regarding safe and orderly evacuation of the Apple Valley High School grounds and buildings in the event of an emergency, and to locate staff and students unable to evacuate themselves. Everyone on campus is required to leave any

Athletics

The Athletic Program at Apple Valley High School is designed to provide as many students as possible with a physically, emotionally and socially competitive experience. This experience is supervised and conducted within the framework of the school system by specially trained and certified coaches who have a primary interest in the development of young people

Bridge (K-16 Bridge To College)

The Bridge Program is a comprehensive program containing standards-based, grade-appropriate curriculum that helps students from kindergarten to senior year discover choices in future education and careers. Further, for the student, it brings relevance to current grade specific subject matter. The culmination of the Bridge program occurs in the senior year when students work with a

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Apple Valley High School has an extensive CTE program. When combined with ROP courses, the quantity and variety of offerings at AVHS surpasses those of any other school in the area. There are multiple courses in each of the following categories: Agriculture Automotive Technology Construction Computer Science Health Occupations Media Arts and Production Metalworking

Counseling

It is the belief of AVHS counselors that they can make a difference with students through relationships, and see themselves as a advocates for students. As well as grade level counselors, we have an academy counselor and an ELD counselor to meet the needs of our students.  Access to counselors is available through the open-door policy and appointments are set up through Mrs. Burks, the counseling secretary.  Counselors assist students by creating 4 year plans which provide college and career readiness paths, preparing plans for credit recovery, registering student for classes, advocating in IEPs, providing information regarding college entrance exams, administrating the PSAT, and assisting in crisis management.

DIVERT

The Divert team was created in 2005 to aid Campus security and Administrators when rumors of school “unrest” arise. Members of this team use increased visibility to prevent any possible altercation or unrest on campus that may disrupt a safe learning environment. Members of DIVERT are assigned stations around campus and use mobile phones aid the staff in locations of each other and possible situations.

Drama

The Drama Department at AVHS meets or exceeds theatre programs in most comprehensive high schools. The curriculum includes both Drama I and Advanced Drama classes, all of which satisfy F Requirement of the UC/CSU A-G Requirements. The program produces two major productions per year supported by the Sundevil Actors’ Guild. Every other year a musical

FFA

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. All students in the agriculture program are also members of FFA and are required to participate in numerous activities. Currently, there are 444 members in the Apple Valley Chapter, making it

Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)

HOSA, a Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO), is a student-led professional organization for students intending to enter the health care field. HOSA focuses on team work, professionalism, and leadership development. AVHS HOSA has been the home to 9 State Officers, two of whom served as State President, and One National HOSA officer in 2011-2012.

Independent Study Program (ISP)

ISP is designed to provide a quality education to students, who cannot be on campus for a traditional 6 period day. Students who benefit from the flexibility of Independent Study include students who • Transition from mental health facilities/programs • Are pregnant or parents • Have medical and/or psychological problems • Are employed to assist

It’s a Gas To Go to Class (Attendance Incentive Program)

This program is the brain child of Victorville Motors. Victorville Motors and a few other local businesses in the High Desert have pooled their resources to provide incentives to students as a reward for having perfect attendance. Many students with perfect attendance had opportunities to win prizes. The program culminated at an event at the

Music Program

Apple Valley High School offers a wide variety of courses for students who express an interest in music. Students may choose from both instrumental and choral music, as well as music appreciation. Instrumental Music The Instrumental Music program at Apple Valley High School has been a vibrant community of musicians for over thirty years, and

Peers

The purpose of the Peer Program is to provide one-on-one and group support sessions, conflict mediation, healthy life choice campaigns, crisis intervention, and post-intervention for AVHS students and their peers. It is also the purpose of the program to assist students to perform theses tasks and promote personal growth. The Peer Program provides its members with a chance to build leadership skills and to learn and practice active listening skills.   PEERs was established to assist the student body of AVHS by providing support with situations and emotions so students are able to concentrate and be engaged in their academic learning during the school day.

Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

ROP provides open entry, open exit career technical education and support services that augment and expand the capabilities of the CTE offerings. ROP courses provide instruction for upgrading skills, advanced training, and entry-level employment. ROP courses in general are limited to occupational areas where there is reasonable expectation of employment or postsecondary articulation. Program offerings …read more

School Leadership Team (SLT)

The School Leadership Team consists of students, parents, teachers, community members, classified personnel, and administrators. Its main purpose is to lead the decision-making process regarding academics and school climate. Because SLT uses a consensus model where all votes are equal, it is important that all entities involved with the school are represented. The group meets

School Site Council (SSC)

The School Site Council, per the California Education Code, develops the Single School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). The purpose of the SPSA is to “improve the academic performance of all students to the level of the performance goals, as established by the Academic Performance Index.” The School Site Council must approve the plan, recommend

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA, a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO), is a vocational organization primarily based in high schools and career technology centers. It is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce, preparing them for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It is

Special Education

On a yearly basis Apple Valley High School serves between 250 and 300 students with Individualized Educational Programs (IEP). Starting at the end of eighth grade, AVHS makes every effort to aid in the successful transition of students from middle school to high school. Special Education teachers meet with each middle school special education student

Special Education Transition Program for Students with Severe Disabilities

Apple Valley Unified School District provides a life-skills based curriculum for individuals with severe disabilities ranging in age from 18 to 22 years old. The goal is to provide a opportunities for students to learn how to live, work, and play in their community as adults. This program facilitates the transition from traditional school-age programs

Sundevil PRIDE After School Program

The Sundevil PRIDE After School Program began in 2009 and is funded through the 21st Century Assets Grant with a supplemental Family Literacy and Equitable Transportation Grant. Every AVHS student is automatically enrolled in the Sundevil PRIDE After School Program, and students are allowed attend any activity that meets their needs. For more information about the after school program, please visit our website.

The English Language Development (ELD)

The AVHS English Language Development (ELD) program provides a variety of supports to parents and students from homes that primarily speak another language other than English.  A bilingual counselor, teacher, tutors, and classified staffing provide: placement testing, academic/ personal/ career counseling, ELD classes, and para-educator tutoring to support students to transition successfully into core academic courses.  The B-20 Family Center provides bilingual tutoring at lunch and after school as well as hosts ELAC meetings and educational workshops for parents.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts courses include Beginning and Advanced Ceramics, Beginning and Advanced Drawing and Painting, and Advanced Placement Studio Art. AP Studio Art was introduced to provide more challenging opportunities for this unique group of individuals.  AP course offerings include: AP 3D Design, AP 2D Design, and AP Drawing. The curriculum of all Visual Arts courses is based on the “F” requirements of the A-G requirements as well as the California State Framework Content Standards for the Visual Arts.