Palmdale Prep


This coming Tuesday, October 8 from 5:30-6:45 will be hosting our 2nd Parent University brought to you by the 8th grade GTT: Health Careers students. They will be presenting their healthful living presentations. Join us and learn how the students taught each other regarding ways to stay safe and free from addictions and unhealthy habits.
We look forward to seeing you this Tuesday at 5:30 pm.

Is your child interested in Cybersecurity?

If so, please join us Friday, October 18th at Antelope Valley College for our new middle school Cyber Patriot group! CyberPatriot's is a national student competition sponsored by the Air Force where you are in charge of managing & securing computer networks. The time commitment is two Fridays per month from 3:30-6:00 pm and your team will compete against other CyberPatriot teams. Team selection will take place by October 24th, so make sure you attend the 1st meeting on October 18th if you'd like to join! Email for more information.

HOSA will be having a fundraiser dinner at Panda Express on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:00 to 8:00. If you can make it, please come support our HOSA students.

Palmdale Prep students are engaged with our community.  Check out the handmade cards they created for a WWII Veteran turning 100 years old this month! Great job showing PRIDE & RESPECT Pacesetters!

Pacesetters Community


Pacesetters Community Cards


Congratulations to our promoting class of 2019

2019 Palmdale Prep Promotion

We are enrolling 7th & 8th grades

  • All Teachers are Highly Qualified
  • Healthcare Science
  • Student Team Environment
  • All Students Receive Chromebooks
  • School Focus on STEM, Health Careers, and AVID
  • Collaborative, Creative, Hands-On Learning
  • AVUHSD High School Academy Prep
  • 1:1 Technology
  • Located in the Heart of Palmdale
  • Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm

If you would like more information about Palmdale Prep, please fill out this Interest form!

Academy Prep Junior High Interest Form


School News


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CyberPatriot is a national student competition by the Air Force where you are in charge of managing & securing computer networks. Learn to be a white hacker today.

Bridge Award Recipients Group Picture

Yesterday, AVUHSD recognized 19 individuals and organizations that have volunteered significant contributions to improving student career readiness through their commitment of time, resources and/or donations.Thank you to all those who give time, resources and support to our students in countless ways!

Group Picture of those presenting at Preparate Conference

A few weeks ago, a group of District educators presented at the Prepárate™: Educating Latinos for the Future of America conference about AVUHSD's successful AP Computer Science Principles course, which is available at all of our high school campuses and offers students the opportunity to learn about technology on a global spectrum.

Measles FAQs

With the increase in cases of measles in LA County, we want to provide you with information about how you can protect yourself and your family from the measles. Information can be found here in English and Spanish. 

Elizabeth McKinstry headshot title awards

Dr. Elizabeth McKinstry, AVUHSD Director of Career Technical Education (CTE), who oversees the District's career academies and pathways that prepare students for a wide range of future college and career options was recently awarded two state honors for her support and work with staff, students and the community.