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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Thank you for visiting the ACADEMY OF THE CANYONS MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL website.

Located on the campus of College of the Canyons, AOC is proud to be the middle college high school in the William S. Hart Union High School District serving students 9th-12th grades in the Santa Clarita Valley. During their four years at our school, students have the opportunity to earn between 24 and 44 transferable college units, prior to receiving their high school diplomas. Upon graduation, the majority of Academy students pursue their post high school education by continuing at COC and completing their college transfer requirements in only one year after high school. Other AOC students go directly into a four-year university, bringing their community college units with them and placing themselves well into their freshman and sophomore years at the college level. While attending AOC as a high school student, community college tuition is waived for established California residents.

In addition to the opportunity to earn college units, AOC offers high school students:

            A serious educational environment where students can take control of their own learning.

            A more flexible and smaller learning environment with opportunities to explore individual interests through a greater range of classes, within both the high school and college environments.

            A supportive environment in a close-knit community of teachers and students, where students have greater opportunities for guidance and personal improvement.

            Full access to all COC programs, including the COC Library, computer labs, gym, and tutoring centers.

            The occasion to develop successful skills for ongoing college study.

Perusal of our website will allow you to view our Mission Statement and our Learning Outcomes as well as provide you with more information about our school, our staff, and the many opportunities provided to the middle college students. Teacher homework pages, daily bulletin, class schedules, our academic calendar as well as links to the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District and to College of the Canyons are also at your fingertips. Applications for the fall semester are available for downloading for your convenience.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance to you in any way.

Again, THANK YOU for visiting the website at ACADEMY OF THE CANYONS MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL.

- Dr. Pete Getz, AOC Principal