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Antelope Valley College Summer and/or Fall 2020 Saturday Workshop

Seniors--Planning to apply to Antelope Valley College for Summer and/or Fall 2020?  There will be an Open Lab in Computer Lab (Room) 120 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, November 16th.

Seniors--Planning to apply to Antelope Valley College for Summer and/or Fall 2020?  There will be an Open Lab in Computer Lab (Room) 120 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, November 16th. You may come to work on your application (be sure to bring your Social Security Number and family information), explore majors, learn about the registration process, and more. Come one, come all -- and, parents are welcome!

 

Unable to make it on the 16th? The next Open Lab will be held on Saturday, December 14th, also from 9 am to 12 noon.

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QHHS provides access to FREE tutoring online 24/7.

Need help with Math, English, Science, History, or Foreign Language? Stuck on a specific homework problem and don't know where to turn? Need feedback on a draft essay?

 

QHHS provides access to FREE tutoring online 24/7. Please see the video below for instructions on accessing this service.

 

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Health Careers Academy Information Meeting

Palmdale High School will be holding a Health Careers Academy informational meeting on December 9, 2019.

If you are interested in exploring a career in Medicine, shadowing the team of Heath Care professionals as they are working together to help those that are in need of medical attention, attain certifications, become college and career ready... then take the opportunity you have and attend this informational meeting with the highly recognized esteem Health Careers Academy at Palmdale High School. The meeting will be Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Palmdale High School cafeteria. For more information contact Angela Hefter at (661) 273-3181 x383 or at ahefter@avhsd.org.

Applications for the Health Careers Academy will be available January 2020.

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Got Game? - NASEF is a national esports league that uses STEM learning with competitive video gaming. Don’t just be a another player, learn the business and officially train as a pro gamer.

Got Game? - NASEF is a national esports league that uses STEM learning with competitive video gaming. Don’t just be a another player, learn the business and officially train as a pro gamer.

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Winner Shanti Davis and AV Chevy General Manager Justin Gonzales with Chevy Sonic

Yesterday, Quartz Hill High School Graduating Senior Shanti Davis was surprised as the winner of Antelope Valley Chevrolet’s "Be Cool, Stay in School" program — and a brand new 2018 Chevy Sonic!

Yesterday, Quartz Hill High School Graduating Senior Shanti Davis was surprised as the winner of Antelope Valley Chevrolet’s "Be Cool, Stay in School" program — and a brand new 2018 Chevy Sonic!

Through this program, one AVUHSD graduating high school senior wins a brand new car. AV Chevy started this program to recognize the hard work and dedication of high school students who have excellent attendance, work hard and are committed to academic excellence.

AV Chevy General Manager Justin Gonzales says, “We know the value of education and we want to encourage the youth in our Valley to always aim higher!”

Congratulations Shanti!

(Pictured: Shanti Davis and AV Chevy General Manager Justin Gonzales)

Group Picture of 57 AVUHSD Medical Explorer Graduates

Last week, 57 students from the Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD) graduated from the 3rd Annual Medical Exploring Post in the Antelope Valley hosted by Kaiser Permanente.

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 57 students from the Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD) graduated from the 3rd Annual Medical Exploring Post in the Antelope Valley hosted by Kaiser Permanente.

Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are at least 14 (and have completed 8th grade) and not yet 21 years-old. Exploring is all about helping young adults make more informed decisions about future careers and determine which career is the right one for them. Before being accepted into the career preparation program, each student was required to complete a competitive application process, which included teacher recommendations.

Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley physicians and employees volunteered their time to provide real-world career experiences for the explorers to help them gain practical knowledge in the medical field through a variety of activities.

As a youth-led program, students organized monthly meetings including hands-on learning presentations, a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices, a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Regional Lab, community service projects, CPR training, and a graduation ceremony celebrating their accomplishments.

“Kaiser Permanente is proud to be going into our fourth year hosting the Medical Exploring Program,” adds Tamara Riley, Assistant Medical Group Administrator, Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley and Medical Exploring Post Committee Chair. “This program is meant to expose students to a variety of careers in healthcare and help guide and inspire the next generation of medical professionals who will serve the communities they grew up in.”

During the graduation ceremony, local Kaiser Permanente, AVUHSD, elected and community leaders were in attendance to extend their congratulations during a graduation ceremony where students shared their experiences, conducted live demonstrations of their learnings, as well as, a special video presentation.

The Medical Exploring Post 661 hosted by Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley is one of many youth workforce development programs, including Hippocrates Circle for middle school students and our Volunteer Program for high school students and beyond.

Bridge Award Recipients Group Picture

Yesterday, AVUHSD recognized 19 individuals and organizations that have volunteered significant contributions to improving student career readiness through their commitment of time, resources and/or donations.Thank you to all those who give time, resources and support to our students in countless ways!

Yesterday, AVUHSD recognized 19 individuals and organizations that have volunteered significant contributions to improving student career readiness through their commitment of time, resources and/or donations.

When the community joins with school districts in creating opportunities for our local youth, even greater things can happen. A HUGE thank you to all those who were recognized including: Kaiser Permanente, Northrop Grumman, Code to the Future, AMR, Lancaster School District, University of Antelope Valley, USAF, USDA, Air Force Research Laboratory, Odyssey Television, AV Family Optometry, Palmdale Playhouse, Frye Chiropractic, Judge Denise McLaughlin Bennett, AV Surgery Center, and Randy and Terry Scott.

Group Picture of those presenting at Preparate Conference

A few weeks ago, a group of District educators presented at the Prepárate™: Educating Latinos for the Future of America conference about AVUHSD's successful AP Computer Science Principles course, which is available at all of our high school campuses and offers students the opportunity to learn about technology on a global spectrum.

A few weeks ago, a group of District educators presented at the Prepárate™: Educating Latinos for the Future of America conference about AVUHSD's successful AP Computer Science Principles course, which is available at all of our high school campuses and offers students the opportunity to learn about technology on a global spectrum.

The conference is a part of the College Board's commitment to educational excellence and equity for all students. Since 2007, educators and civic and community leaders have addressed the educational challenges facing Latino Americans. Prepárate highlights national models that are successfully preparing Latino students for college success and life. This was a proud moment for AVUHSD and its faculty and staff!

Pictured from left: Computer Science Teacher Jose Cortinas, Director of School Improvement Dr. Joe Kelly, Coordinator of Computer Science Marci Clement, Littlerock High School Principal Jose Barajas and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Greg Nehen.