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Principal's Message

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.
Dr. Juliet Fine
Academy of the Canyons Principal
Academy of the Canyons Mission Statement: AOC is a supportive community that encourages students to explore college and career opportunities through collaboration, innovation, and individual development, both academically and personally.

Mission Statement

Expected Schoolwide Learning Results for Academy of the Canyons Students:
Academy of the Canyons expects that all students will demonstrate these fundamental attributes valued in our school community.
Academy of the Canyons students will be...
Capable Learners who:
            Exceed academic requirements while earning college units
            Utilize a variety of resources available to produce high quality work
            Can compete in a post high school environment
            Are self directed
            Solve problems effectively
            Think critically and creatively
            Recognize the relationship between effort and success
Effective Communicators who:
        Utilize technology
        Demonstrate active listening and reading skills
        Employ written and oral language conventions
        Work individually and collaboratively
Conscientious Members of Society who:
        Demonstrate personal integrity
        Respect cultural diversity and individual differences
        Understand local, national, and global issues


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Counselor's Corner!

Welcome back, AOC families. This semester Ms. Grijalva meets with all 10th and 11th-grade students from January 25th-March 10th. The appointment link will be available Monday afternoon. During these meetings, students will create/edit their AOC Education Plans that map out their AOC/COC classes for the next few semesters. I know many of you are making summer plans so please see below for some grade-specific information. Should students have questions, I have walk-in hours Monday-Thursday from 11 am-12 pm
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Coffee with the Principal!

Coffee with the Principal!

Please join us here at AOC, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Friday, 27 January 2023, for our Coffee with the Principal! We look forward to seeing you then!
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AOC Winter Break!

Warm Wishes for Winter Break

Academy of the Canyons will be closed for the holidays from Friday, 16 December 2022 through Sunday, 8 January 2023. The Spring Semester resumes on Monday, 9 January 2023!
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!
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AOC Holiday Staff Luncheon

AOC Holiday Staff Luncheon

We will be having a holiday luncheon for the teachers/staff in the teacher's lounge this Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 11:00 am. We ask that you prepare/purchase a lunch item on the list and drop off to the front office on Thursday 12/15. If your item is a hot dish, please drop it off by 10:30 am. If you're bringing a dessert/drinks etc., please drop off to the front office anytime between 8:00 AM and 10:30 am. We will set up a lovely luncheon for all the teachers and staff to enjoy.

Please help us show our teachers and staff how very thankful we are for all they do for our students. Sign up to make a donation/bring an item below. If you prefer to bring something not on the list, feel free to note it in the comments of the miscellaneous section to avoid duplicates. In addition, we will provide a gift card for each teacher and staff member from all the students. You may send a donation via Zelle for recipients's name use( ) or venmo(@aocroots last 4 digits of phone number: 3859), cash or check (make check payable to ROOTS)to the front office. Please label the envelope "donation for staff holiday gifts."
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NHS Toy Drive

NHS Toy Drive

We wanted to let you know that we are hosting a Toy Drive for the less fortunate, and it will end on the 15th of December. Please ensure all toys or gift cards are for ages 2-17, and that they are unwrapped. You can drop them off in the front office. Thank You!
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AOC ROOTS Meeting: Monday, 14 November 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.

ROOTS PTA Meeting on Monday, 11/14 at 6pm
Dr. Juliet Fine is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: ROOTS Meeting
Time: Nov 14, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 810 1909 4185
Passcode: 243851
Dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
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Valencia Town Center Chipotle

AOC Chipotle Fundraiser

Our annual Class Cup football tournament is on the horizon and will take place on Friday, November 18th. Join us for our Chipotle Fundraiser this Tuesday, November 8th from 5-9pm on Town Center Drive near the mall to earn spirit points for your grade. If you are ordering online the code is V2PMKAR. Please be there to show AOC some support and WIN CLASS CUP. Thank you for supporting our school.
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Academy of the Canyons

AOC Admissions Announcement!

Dear AOC 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Families,
The admissions process for the 2023-2024 school year begins in mid-November.
Before we can offer admission to new incoming 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, we need an accurate count of our continuing student population.
If you do NOT plan to continue at AOC for the 2023-2024 school year, please contact our offices by Friday, 4 November 2022 to notify them of your withdrawal from AOC at the end of the school year.
Thank you!
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At A Glance

  • Middle College High School
  • Ranked No. 16 Best Public High School in California by Niche
  • Students earn between 24 and 44 transferable college units
  • Full access to all COC programs, iincluding the COC Library, computer labs, gym, and tutoring center