Openings available for advanced high school classes.
Students interested in earning college credits while working
on their high school diplomas, and their families, are invited to attend a
series of informational meetings hosted by Academy of the Canyons, the middle
college high school operated by the Wm.
S. Hart Union
High School District.
Separate meetings are scheduled for current eighth graders
interested in joining AOC’s freshman class starting next August, who must
attend one of the scheduled informational meetings with a parent. Meetings for
prospective freshmen are scheduled Monday, March 9, at Sierra Vista Junior
High; Tuesday, March 10, at Placerita Junior High; and Tuesday, March 17, in
the cafeteria at College of the Canyons. All meetings start at 7 p.m.
New students also will be accepted to fill available slots
in AOC’s 10th through 12th grade classes. Current high school students
interested in attending AOC next year, and a parent, are invited to attend one
of the following informational meetings: Thursday, Feb. 19, at Valencia High
School’s multipurpose room; Tuesday, Feb. 24, Hart High cafeteria; Wednesday,
March 4, Canyon High library; and Wednesday, March 11, COC cafeteria. All
meetings start at 7 p.m.
Academy of the Canyons can accommodate up to 400 students,
100 of them in each grade from ninth through 12th. Starting in August, AOC will
be housed in the new University Center
building on the COC Valencia campus. Middle college students take four or more
core high school classes, while attending college-level classes at COC which
give them both high school and college credit.
“AOC is a unique Hart District high school for the mature
student seeking a challenging and rewarding educational experience that
combines high school and college,” explained Principal Jill Shenberger. She
added that AOC students have the opportunity to complete one year or more of
college while at AOC, and it is not uncommon for students to receive an
associate in arts degree at the same time as their high school diploma.
Students at AOC benefit from a small school environment and
strong support as they take on college-level classes. AOC students attend
college classes tuition free, receive priority college registration, and have
the use of all college facilities such as tutoring, computer labs, library and
college clubs and activities.
Further information is available at the scheduled meetings
or by calling the school at (661) 362-3056.