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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


Manufacturing Day!

Manufacturing Day!

College of the Canyons is holding a Manufacturing Day event on Thursday, October 6, 6-8 pm, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. The event will provide an opportunity to learn about unique careers, opportunities, and new programs from industry experts.
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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Go Beyond the Bowl! Featured Photo

Go Beyond the Bowl!

Back by popular demand, Go Beyond the Bowl food truck will be coming to COC next door to AOC's campus this Thursday, 29 September 2022! This week's food truck includes plenty of great bowls and other delicious options. Check out the attached menu for the various options being offered as well as ordering instructions.

College of the Canyons is looking to offer a food choice closer to the University Center for AOC and COC students. Sales tax is already included in the price. All orders must be complete by Wednesday, 28 September 2022 at 12:00 p.m. This is a preorder menu. Orders are submitted through Venmo to Go Fusion.
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Suicide Awareness Presentation Featured Photo

Suicide Awareness Presentation

When: Wednesday, 28 September 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.
We are hosting a peer-led "Suicide Awareness Workshop" led by amazing Valencia students, Maya Shankar and Emily Dibene. We know that sharing information about suicide awareness to peers is vital as they will likely encounter a situation where a peer needs support, resources and helpful direction.
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Project Linus Make-a-Blanket Day! Featured Photo

Project Linus Make-a-Blanket Day!

Please join us for our Fall Make-a-Blanket Day, which will be held on Saturday, 22 October 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the College of the Canyons (COC) East Gym!
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AOC Back-to-School Night Website

For our Oak Tree families that were unable to join us for our Back-to-School Night (BTSN) presentation in person, please peruse the following website to explore the adventures that each grade level has in store for this year!
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AOC Back-to-School Night 2022

Please join us for our Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, 30 August 2022 in University Center Room 258. Please check for grade-level specific timeframes!
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Santa Clarita Valley Heat Advisory

The weather for Santa Clarita's ten-day (10) forecast exceeds 100* F, at times exceeding 105* F. As such, please send your students with ample hydration to combat these conditions. Thank you!
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COC Courses Begin!

Please remember that College of the Canyons courses begin Monday, 22 August 2022!
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AOC Back-to-School Night

Academy of the Canyons will be hosting Back-to-School Night on 30 August 2022. Please come and meet your student’s teachers at AOC, we look forward to seeing you then!
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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