The Computer And Media Pathway at Apple Valley High School 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 “CAMP Tank” 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.
MAHST envisions students of various abilities and backgrounds using medical teachings and technology to improve their individual academic achievement as well to enhance their career opportunities and options. MAHST graduates will demonstrate industry-ready skills, attitudes, and behaviors that will enable them to enter the Medical profession directly or to continue their post-secondary education.
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.
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 student run store where spirit gear, yearbooks and snacks can be purchased.
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.
The agriculture program at Apple Valley High School consists of two pathways: Agriscience, Agriculture Engineering 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
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.
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: AFROTC, Agriculture (FFA), Athletic Training, Automotive Technology, Baking, Construction, Computer Science, Graphic Design, Medical, Multimedia, Precision Machining, Restaurant Occupations, Web Page, and Welding.
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, administering the PSAT, and assisting in crisis management.
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.
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.
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.
HOSA- Future Health Professionals
HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people. Hosa is a student-led professional organization focusing on team work, professionalism, and leadership development.
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.
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.
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.
SkillsUSA is a national career technical student organization that focuses on leadership development and closing the skills gap. SkillsUSA students get to show off their skills through regional and state level competitions. Students who earn medals represent the best our state has to offer in career technical and leadership fields. Gold medalists will advance to national level competitions where they will no longer represent our school, but the entire state of California.
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 to adulthood.
Sports Medicine is a class designed for the education on injuries commonly seen in sports and how they are treated in a medical setting. Students will gain knowledge and understanding through academic lectures as well as hands on activities. The class is designed to show how injuries are prevented, diagnosed, and rehabilitated. Students will also learn what a Sports Medicine Team is and the roles of all members involved. In addition to injuries and other healthcare professions students will also learn about nutrition, physical fitness, and legal concerns that are often faced by the Sports Medicine Team.
The Sundevil PRIDE After School Program began in 2009 and is funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant with a supplemental 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.
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 paraeducator 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 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.