The Air Force Jr. Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) was established in 2001 at AVHS. Its mission is to “Build Better Citizens for America”. This is accomplished through a curriculum which includes instruction in Leadership, Aerospace Science, and Physical Training, with programs emphasizing Community Service. Cadets are encouraged to work together to foster teamwork. The instructors are retired Air Force personnel.
Cadets are encouraged to explore their continuing education options. They are exposed to guest speakers from each branch of the military to inform them about college scholarships and enlistment opportunities. The program does not push students toward military careers.
Contact: Colonel Pennington
Agricultural/Industrial Engineering - Welding
This program is great for students that like to work hands-on. Students learn: mechanical drawing, computer solids modeling, welding skills (SMAW, GMAW,OAW, GTAW), metal fabrication skills, and machining techniques. The shop is outfitted with high tech tools such as: 30 laptop computers with SolidWorks, 3D ABS plastic printer, CNC plasma table, hydraulic shears, sheet metal brake, tube bender, Lincoln Electric and Miller welders and also a metal cutting lathe. Students have the opportunity to compete in welding and fabrication contests through SkillsUSA and also their projects compete through the FFA in the San Bernardino County Fair. Students leave with the skills necessary to: get a job in the welding and fabrication business, continue their welding education at Victor Valley College, continue their engineering interests at a four year college, or just be able to build or repair something in their garage.
Contact: Casey Penfold
AVEX - Apple Valley Engineering Extension
The AVEX Program provides an opportunity for students to explore their creative side by designing and then building it using 21st-Century tools, such as 3D Printers, CNC Machines, Laser Cutters, and other advanced manufacturing technology.
Coordinator: Tyler Haglund
AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination
AVID is an academic regularly scheduled elective class based on writing as a tool of learning, inquiry method, and collaborative grouping. The three main components of the program are academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational activities.
9-10 Coordinator: Cindy Bahney
11-12 Coordinator Contact: Demetrius Holmes
Auto 1 is an introductory class on the theory and operation of the automobile, including basic service with hands-on training, It is the first course in a pathway that leads to a double block period of advanced auto class where the primary focus is on vehicle upgrade and repair of live automobiles including shop and community sourced vehicles.
- Automotive Tools
- Automotive Careers
- Vehicle Systems
- Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Drive
Contact: Josh Dollar
CAMP - Computer And Media Pathway
CAMP envisions students of various abilities and backgrounds using technology to improve their individual academic achievement as well to enhance their career opportunities and options. CAMP graduates will demonstrate industry-ready skills, attitudes, and behaviors that will enable them to enter the informational technology or media arts profession directly or to continue their post-secondary education.
In this course, students discover and develop their skills in the craft and trade of Carpentry. This course is designed to serve students with limited background in carpentry and to serve students who enjoy learning through creativity and hands-on projects. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and skill level by completing several projects. The course includes the use of basic and advanced tools and equipment, as well as special materials.
Instructor: Joshua Rees
The Drama Department at AVHS meets or exceeds theatre programs in most comprehensive high schools. The curriculum includes both Drama I and Advanced Drama classes, all of which satisfy F Requirement of the UC/CSU A-G Requirements. The program produces two major productions per year supported by the Sundevil Actors’ Guild.
Contact: Peter Fitzpatrick
Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign are part of the official training series for adobe graphics and publishing software. The lessons are designed to let you learn at your own pace. You’ll learn the fundamental concepts and features you’ll need to master the program.
Instructor: Joshua Rees
- Movie posters
- Product Packaging
- Business Cards
Journalism I - Newspaper
Journalism III - Yearbook
Through planning the yearbook both in design and deadlines, Students will learn 21st century skills. Students will learn interview and writing skills. Students will learn how to compose and edit photos. Students will have real life deadlines from the plant, and learning how to develop and stick with a budget. Students will have to make decisions about the culture of the school and the ethical responsibility of being a journalist in the 21st century.
Contact: Jessica Cooley
MAHST - Medical and Health Science Technologies
Want to be in the Medical Field? Join the MAHST Academy and become a member of HOSA-Future Health Professionals to explore all the different jobs and skills that are used in the health care industry.
Contact: Stephanie Arredondo, Coordinator
Apple Valley High School offers a wide variety of courses for students who express an interest in music. Students may choose from band, choral music, and music performance (guitar). The music program at Apple Valley High School has been a vibrant community of musicians for over thirty years.
Contact: Kwan Hearns
Visual Arts courses include Beginning and Advanced Drawing and Painting, and Advanced Placement Studio Art. AP Studio Art was introduced to provide more challenging opportunities for this unique group of individuals. AP course offerings include: AP 3D Design, AP 2D Design, and AP Drawing.
Contact: Amber Schubert