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Superintendent's Message

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"Preparing Our Students for Their Future" is our motto. Continual improvement of teaching and learning in our schools is our paramount focus. Due to our dedicated staff, student achievement across all measures continues to rise. AVUSD has outperformed most other districts of similar size and demographics and is a premier district in the high desert region. Simply put, the children of this community are receiving quality education and services from a dedicated, caring, highly qualified group of educators and support staff.

Apple Valley Unified is preparing students for the 21st Century. AVUSD has adopted the Cradle to Career Pathway set forth in the San Bernardino County-wide Vision. This initiative states that all students should be reading at grade level by the end of third grade, master mathematics by end of sixth grade, master high school Integrated Math, and complete the A-G requirements for university admission. Students must be college and career ready, with communication and collaborative skills that, along with a strong academic foundation, provides students the ability to use critical thinking skills.

Students are being assessed annually by the state using the Smarter Balanced Assessment. This is a major change in the way students are assessed with much higher expectations of students critical thinking skills and applied learning. Our teachers and staff have worked hard to "retool" the classroom instruction to meet the needs of our students. The District has multiple measures in place to provide our teachers and parents with formative assessments of their student's progress.

The Board of Trustees identified a set of goals and target objectives. The four goal area priorities are:

  • Academic success for each student
  • Safe, supportive and personalized learning environments
  • Communication, collaboration, community and family involvement
  • Fiscal Responsibility

We are committed to continuous improvement to best serve the students in Apple Valley, to expand the learning opportunities for our students and to build our future through the education of all our students in a safe, student-centered environment.

I am honored to lead our dedicated staff. Our student achievement, safe schools and graduates who are successful and productive citizens, continue to demonstrate the focus of Apple Valley Unified School District.

We look forward to working with you and your children.


Thomas Hoegerman, Superintendent