About Us

An elementary student writing in a notebook and another working on a Chromebook.

Putting learning to work, all students shall be career and college ready.   

Apple Valley Unified School District serves just over 13,000 students ranging from preschool through twelfth grade, and offers an adult education program linked with Victor Valley College. 

AVUSD provides a safe, encouraging, and challenging learning environment in which students are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.  Our students have access to current technology, up-to-date curriculum, highly qualified teachers, and a variety of extracurricular activities and sports. Our district’s defining features include a focus on reading, writing, mathematics skills with science applications, social science, physical fitness, and the arts.  Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaborative Skills, and Creativity are supported throughout the district. 

AVUSD is a partner of the SBCSS Alliance for Education and works with other regional districts, industry, government, and higher education to provide hands-on learning opportunities for our students and to bring economic viability to our region through collective impact strategies. Our district puts this concept to action by continuing to be a leader in the formation of the Mountain Desert Regional Career and Occupations Pathways Joint Power Authority, which mutually supports our schools and communities by working together to build better opportunities for the future of our students.

AVUSD was one of the first districts to adopt the San Bernardino Countywide Vision Cradle to Career Roadmap.  Our high schools offer a variety of pathways, including Advanced Placement Courses (AP), Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Concurrent Enrollment and Articulated Classes with Victor Valley College, Visual and Performing Arts, Student Leadership, and Career and Technical Programs, which include Engineering and Design, System Control and Design, Health and Medicine, Construction Technology, Hospitality Occupations, and Digital Media.

Our motto, “Proudly Preparing our Students for Their Future”, is evidenced in the programs and student engagement activities at our schools.  Our paramount goal is to ensure that students are ready for their career or post-secondary education.

Mission: Apple Valley Unified School District serves our community with dignity by meeting the unique academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of all students so that they may thrive in an ever-changing world.