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Proudly preparing our students for their future. Putting learning to work, all students shall be career and college ready.   

Our mission is to provide each student with a high quality education for their future success in a global economy in the 21st century. 

Apple Valley Unified School district serves nearly 13,000 students ranging from pre-school through twelfth grade. The district has ten elementary schools, two comprehensive high schools and one K-12 independent study/hybrid/online course school. The two primary goals of AVUSD are student achievement and safety. The District has implemented student programs that teach character and respect, and has its own Police Department to ensure student and campus safety.

Apple Valley Unified is a leader in the SBCSS Alliance for Education STEAM 2020 initiative, bringing science, technology, engineering, applied arts and math into the classroom. STEAM 2020 and the California State Standards are a great blend as we prepare our students for their future with support from our community business and industry leaders.

Upcoming Events


Vanguard Preparatory 
Schools to Watch designation

Sycamore Rocks Elementary 
National Blue Ribbon School

Sitting Bull Academy 
California Distinguished School

Rancho Verde Elementary
California Distinguished School

Yucca Loma Elementary 
CSBA Golden Bell Award 
for the Paul Swick Family Center

Sycamore Rocks Elementary
Title I Achieving School

Desert Knolls Elementary
Title I Achieving School

Sandia Academy
Title I Achieving School

Phoenix Academy
California PBIS Coalition Recognition Recipient