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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.
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


Congrats Dr. Fine

Congratulations, Dr. Fine!

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Fine on being awarded the Continuation/Educational Options Administrator of the Year! Way to go!
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Project Linus Make-a-Blanket Day was a Success on 3/2

Students received and made 675 blankets. This was an incredibly successful day! Thank you, Mrs. Garvar and all of our students who volunteer and are involved in our Non-Profit Ventures class and Project Linus. Your work is supporting so many communities in need!
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Make-A-Blanket Day - Saturday, March 2 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the COC East Gym

We would love to have you join us on our Make-A-Blanket Day on Saturday, March 2 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the COC East Gym! Nonprofit ventures - Project Linus is a chapter of a non-profit organization that specializes in making and delivering handmade blankets across the valley to provide love, security, and comfort to children who are seriously ill and traumatized. It is also our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals, students, and groups in our local communities, for the benefit of the children.

Our event this year is on March 2. We will be located at College of the Canyon’s East Gym at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. There will be food trucks at the event if you would like to purchase food!

Furthermore, if you are unable to participate in our Make-A-Blanket Day Event or cannot attend the event for the full amount of time, you can drop off blankets on the day of the event from 10 AM to 2 PM! We ask that ALL participants fill out the attached form below to sign up and receive instructions on how much fleece to bring and the number of service hours participants can earn. Participants will be emailed a service hour confirmation form at the completion of the event. To learn how to make the tied fleece edge blankets, please check out our website

We have included a digital flier and the sign-up sheet. We encourage all participants to help us spread the word. If you have any questions regarding the event, please feel free to contact us [email protected].

Event Sign-Up Form:
Digital Flyer:
Video Promo:
Instructional Video for how to make blankets the Project Linus Way:
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Mock Trial

AOC Mock Trial Team Continues their Success

Mock Trial Competition
Our AOC mock trial this last weekend and did a great job! They continue competing on 2/22 Good luck, Mock Trial! These pictures are from Round 1 (Defense Team) of the AV Mock Trial Competition. The team did great and made AOC incredibly proud! Round 2 (Prosecution) is next Thursday. Thank you Mr. Frame, Dr. Shapiro, and Mr. Kayne for the incredible coaching and mentorship! Congratulations to our Mock Trial Team! So proud of you!
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Time: 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: COC Performing Arts Center (PAC)

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, including the COC Library, computer labs, gym, and tutoring center