Family Centers

AVUSD Family Center Logo: Brown building with a red apple in the middle, surrounded by two adults and two children.

The Apple Valley USD Family Centers are a place for families to gather, become involved in their school, and learn about school and community resources and activities.

We can help you...

Connect to the school by offering: Assistance with free/reduced lunch applications, Aeries Parent Portal assistance, Family Engagement Events, Volunteer Opportunities

Enrich your knowledge by offering a variety of classes, such as: Budgeting, Parenting, Nutrition

Connect with resources by offering or referring you to: Clothing closets, Food pantries, Job listings, School supplies, Reading resources

Family Center COVID-19 Update.pdf

Food Pantry

The Family Centers will be passing out free food boxes and Food Pantry items every Friday that school is in session. Distribution will take place at the Family Center on the back side of the Multipurpose Room at the Educational Support Center, 12555 Navajo Road. For any questions, please contact your nearest Family Center.

AVUSD Food Pantry Flyers.pdf

Story Time in the Family Center

Story Time In The Family Center.mp4

Family Center Locations

Paul Swick Family Center

Yucca Loma Elementary School

21351 Yucca Loma Road

Contact: Karina Ramirez

(760) 240-5606 ext. 44210

Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm

Supporting students and families at Yucca Loma Elementary School, Rio Vista School of Applied Learning, and Sitting Bull Academy.

Phoenix Academy Family Center

Phoenix Academy Lower Campus

20700 Thunderbird Road

Contact: Veronica Gonzalez

(760) 242-7011 ext 81001

Hours: 8:15am-3:30pm

Supporting students and families at Phoenix Academy, Desert Knolls Elementary School, and Sycamore Rocks Elementary School.

Sandia Family Center

Sandia Academy

21331 Sandia Road

Contact: Aurora Martinez

(760) 240-5125 ext 46917

Hours: 8:00am-2:30pm

Supporting students and families at Sandia Academy, Apple Valley High School, and Mariana Academy.

Granite Hills Family Center

Granite Hills High School

22900 Esaws Road

Contact: Zayra Hall

(760) 961-2290 ext 73409 & ext 43001


*Friday 6:30am-10:00am, Rancho Verde Room 1 10:00am-3:00pm

Supporting students and families at Granite Hills High School, Rancho Verde Elementary School, and Vanguard Preparatory School.

*High Desert Premier Academy students are supported by the Family Center nearest their home.

The Family Centers are closed when school is not in session.