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AVUHSD Community Resources



**DISCLAIMER**  The Antelope Valley Union High School District does not in any way endorse the community providers listed.  These resources are for your information to use at your own convenience. *Updated: December 2017

AVUHSD School Site Contact Information

Academies of the Antelope Valley (AAV)
(661) 943-3031
SOAR Prep Academy Virtual Academy
6300 West Avenue L
Lancaster CA
(661) 943-2091
Knight Prep Academy
37423 70th Street East
Palmdale CA
(661) 575-1004 or (661) 456-4711
Desert Pathways (DPHS)
6300 W Ave. L
Quartz Hill, 93536
(661) 722-4752
Highland High School (HHS)
39055 25th Street West
Palmdale, CA
(661) 538-0304
Lancaster High School (LNHS)
44701 N. 32nd St. West
Lancaster, CA
(661) 726-7649
Palmdale High School (PHS)
2137 East Avenue R
Palmdale, CA
(661) 273-3181
Quartz Hill High School (QHHS)
6040 West Avenue L
Quartz Hill, CA
(661) 718-3100
SOAR High School (SOAR)
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA
(661) 722-6509
Antelope Valley High School (AVHS)
44900 Division Street
Lancaster, CA
(661) 948-8552
Desert Winds Continuation High School (DWHS)
415 East Kettering Street
Lancaster, CA
(661) 948-7555
Eastside High School (EHS)
3200 East Avenue J-8
Lancaster, CA
Knight High School (KHS)
37423 70th Street East
Palmdale, CA
(661) 533-9000
Littlerock High School (LHS)
10833 East Avenue R
Littlerock, CA
Phoenix Community Day School (PXHS)
228 E Ave H-8
Lancaster, CA
(661) 729-3936
R. Rex Parris Continuation High School (RRPHS)
38801 Clock Tower Plaza Dr.
Palmdale, CA
(661) 274-1230

Community Resources (Food, Housing, Grief, Abuse Prevention, & More)

Anger, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Runaway, and Self Esteem Issues

AV Saving Grace (661) 200-4362
A Second Wind Violence Prevention Project  (661) 947-6642
Anger Intervention Services (661) 418-3649
Cedarwood Counseling Center (661) 945-7608
Change Lanes (661) 948-2555
Children of the Night (24hr runaway hotline) (800) 551-1300
Domestic Violence Hotline (661) 945-6736
Gay and Lesbian Center (323) 993-7670
Hope for Anger, Hope for Change (661) 733-0095
L.A. County Child Abuse Hotline (DCFS) (800) 540-4000
Olive Support Services  (661) 941-8688
The Outreach Center (Gay & Lesbian) (661) 92 PRIDE
Personal Involvement Center, Inc (661) 220-2995
Sexual Assault Response Service Hotline (661) 723-7273
VIDA Program (LA Co. Sheriff’s Dept) (661) 949-6585
60 Day Emergency Shelter 24 hr hotline  (661) 945-6736



Depression or Suicidal Thoughts

California Youth Crisis Line (800) 843-5200
Psychiatric Mobile Response Team  (800) 854-7771

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours hotline

(for yourself or someone else)

Teen Care Line (800) TLC-TEEN



SARS—Sexual Assault Response Services 24hr hotline  (661) 949-6143
Valley Oasis

(661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509


General Counseling Services

Family Growth Counseling (661) 942-4079
Grace Chapel  (661) 948-0855
Grounding Point (661) 948-2322
High Desert Counseling Services (661) 524-9111
Kayla’s Place (661) 949-3269
Pathways Community Services (661) 341-3900


Miscellaneous Community Resources

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American Red Cross (661) 267-0650

2715 E Ave P, Palmdale, CA 93550

Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) (661) 945-9445

422 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534

Local Transit and Dial a Ride van services to disabled persons & seniors over 65

Antelope Valley WorkSource Center (661) 726-4128

1420 West Ave. I, Lancaster, CA 93534

Access to Job Leads, Computers with Internet Access, Fax & Copy Machines, Interview Preparation, Job Corps Services, Job Search Workshops, Resume Preparation, Typing Test Certifications, Youth Employment Opportunity Program and Wi-Fi

Antelope Valley Self-Help Legal Access Center-Neighborhood Legal Services (800) 433-6251

42011 4th Street West 3rd Floor, Room 3700, Lancaster, CA

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) (661) 428-4375 

P.O. Box 1328, Rosamond, CA 93560
BACA’s mission is to help children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live, by providing group support for the child during stressful times

CalWorks Outreach/Legal (661) 723-7772

Family Law, Domestic Violence

The Catalyst Foundation (661)948-8559 

44758 Elm Suite I, Lancaster, CA 93534
Information, Referrals, Transportation, HIV Testing, Counseling, Employment Training, and HOPWA Housing Assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS, Title IV

Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley (661)949-1206

45111 Fern Ave., Lancaster, CA 93534

Child Abuse Prevention & Counseling (661) 949-1206

45111 Fern Ave. , Lancaster, CA 93534

Child Care Resource Center (866) 674-5437

Lending Library, Health & Nutrition Training , Disaster Preparedness , Subsidized Childcare 

Daystar Mini-treats (661) 547-4238 

716 W. Kettering St., Lancaster, CA 93534
Agriculture Based Programs, Drug and Alcohol Recovery, Pregnancy Program

Friends Outside (661) 728-0844 

44750 60th Street West, Lancaster CA 93536
Assist in improving quality of life of families, children and communities impacted by incarceration, and to assist with successful reentry

Grace Resource Center (661) 940-5272

45134 Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534
Food, Clothing, Shelter, Parenting & Computer Classes, Assistance with Monitored Visits & Safe Exchange 

Greater Valley Immigration Services (661) 272-1424 

1305 East Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93550

Immigration, Students Deffered Action and Citizenship

Healthy city provides information plus action resources for services referrals & social change.

Homeless Solutions Access Center (661) 942-2758

Supportive Services for Homeless Families & Individuals

Independent Living Center of So. Cal. (661) 942-9726 

606 East Avenue K-4, Lancaster, CA 93535 Serves persons with disabilities of all ages

People Ready (661) 267-0773 

190 Sierra Court Suite C1, Palmdale, CA 93550
Employment opportunities in areas such as Construction, Manufacturing, Warehousing, Retail, and Hospitality.


Lancaster—44812 N. Sierra HWY, Lancaster Ca 93534

Palmdale– 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Dr., Palmdale, CA 93550

OUTreach Center  (661) 92-PRIDE (7-7433)

LGBT community center

44845 Cedar Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534

Youth Groups, Transgender Support Groups

Pro-Care Hospice (661) 951-1146 

42442 10th St. West Suite E, Lancaster, CA 93534
Grief Support Group for adults, Walk-Ins are welcome, Hospice Services

Raising Our Children’s Kids (R.O.C.K.) English (661) 478-1881 Spanish (661) 466-6294

24hr access to Emergency Support, Weekly Support Groups, Advice and Advocacy to Kinship Caregivers, Referrals to the Kinship Orientation and Foster/Kinship

Regional Center (661) 945-6761 

43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster, CA, 93535
Offers services for individuals with developmental disabilities

Saint Vincent De Paul (661) 942-3222

45058 Trevor Avenue, Lancaster, CA
Food Bags, Meals, Clothes

Scattered Site Traditional Housing (661) 942-1789 or (661) 949-1916

Sexual Assault Response Services SARS (661) 949-6143

Sexual Assault, Anti-Bullying Program, Development for Schools, Teen Dating Violence, Human Trafficking Education, Free Evening Counseling

South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES)  (661) 267-5191

1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, CA 93550
Food & Transportation Programs, Motel Vouchers, Back to School Supplies, Assist Emancipated/Foster Youth 

South Valley WorkSource Center (661) 265-7421 

38510 Sierra Hwy, Palmdale, CA 93550
Job Development, Resume Workshop, On the Job Training, Career Counseling

Torres Martinez Tribal Tanf (661) 466-1100

460 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93551
Provides assistance for Native American families 

United Community Action Network  (661) 948-3000

44231 Division St, Lancaster, CA 93535
Soup Kitchen, Drug & Alcohol Counseling, Anger Management, Community Service 

Valley Oasis (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509

Domestic Violence support services ,Therapy Services surrounding violence and abuse

Vitas Healthcare (661) 942-3595

4444 16th Street West Suite 205, Lancaster, CA 93534

Yes2Kids: Antelope Valley Child Abuse Prevention Council  (661) 940-9530

Youth Support Association (YSA)  (661) 949-6615

Teen talk line and phone friend.

District Counseling Services

Social/Emotional Support
Including Individual Counseling, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Healthy Relationships, Depression/Coping Skills, Family Issues, Grief/Loss, Anxiety/Stress, Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Use, Peer Pressure, Life Skills, Self Esteem, Bullying/Suicide prevention, Foster Youth support, Community Referrals.
Academic Support
Including Freshman/New Student Orientation, Study Skills Workshop, Academic Reviews/Probation, Standardized Testing Workshops, 4 & 6 yr. plans, Parent-Teacher Conferences.
College/Career Support
Including Career Exploration, College Applications, FAFSA, Post HS Options, and Scholarship Research Assistance Individual Support, Workshops, Classroom Presentations.
School-based Mental Health Services
Child & Family Guidance Center: Desert Pathways HS, Eastside HS, Highland HS, Knight HS, Littlerock HS, Palmdale HS Children’s Bureau: Antelope Valley HS Penny Lane: Desert Winds HS, Lancaster HS, Phoenix HS, Quartz Hill HS, R. Rex Parris HS

Government Agencies

California Department of Education (CDE)

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) (661) 723-2272 

Advocate for foster children

Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) (661) 723-2272

Palmdale- 39959 Sierry Hwy., Palmdale CA (661) 223-4200

Lancaster- 300 East Ave K6, Lancaster CA (661) 471-1001

Department of Social Services (DPSS)

Calworks for Families (866) 613-3777

General Relief for Individuals (661) 974-9883

Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE)

Mental Health Resources

**DISCLAIMER**Mental Health professionals can only provide services at AVUHSD school sites, if an MOU between the district and agency has been board approved.
A Caring Mind, Inc (661) 400-6193
1028 W. Ave L-12, Lancaster, CA 93534
Mental Health Counseling for Child Abuse, Depression, Trauma, Crisis, Eating Disorders, Family Dynamics, and Pain Management.

Alafia (661) 940-9094

Serves Children 0-18, Medi-Cal required

Antelope Valley Hospital (661) 949-5000

Mental Health Unit (661) 949-5250

Associated Christian Therapy (661) 952-7543

41765 12th St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551

Christian Based Therapy, Victims of Crime (VOC) accepted, Dependency Court Ordered Counseling

Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center (661) 874-4050

43355 Gingham Avenue, Suite 104/105, Lancaster, CA 93535

Medical Care, Adult Mental Health, Family Planning, Parenting, Medication Assistance, HIV & STD Testing & Services

Beacon of Hope (661) 977-6644

Mental Health Services, including Domestic Violence Counseling (for female victims only)

Child & Family Guidance Center (661) 265-8627

40005 10th Street West, Suite 106 Palmdale, CA 93551

Out Patient Services for Children 0-18yrs with Emotional Problems, Child/Youth Crisis Response Services, 24hr Emergency Consultation, Intensive Home Services for Children/Families

Children’s Bureau Regional Office (661) 949-0131

921 W. Avenue J, Suite C, Lancaster, CA 93534

Department of Mental Health (DMH) (661) 723-4260

349-A East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535

Mental Health Services (661) 949-0131

Partnership for Families, School-Linked Programs Protecting Children, Creating Caring Communities 

Masada Homes (661) 726-5500

314 East Avenue K-4, Suite 104, Lancaster, CA 93535
Outpatient Services & Therapeutic Behavioral Services 

Mental Health Access Center/PMRT (661) 223-3838 daytime

                                                                   (800) 854-7771 after hours

Mental Health America (661) 726-2850

506 West Jackman Street, Lancaster, CA, 93534
Serves Individuals 18 & Over 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) (661) 341-8041

44349 Lowtree Avenue Ste. 104, Lancaster, CA, 93534
Education Programs, 10 Week Peer-to-Peer Course, Recovery Support groups. Spanish speaking courses available

Optimist Community Mental Health (661) 575-8395

520 West Palmdale Blvd. Unit D, Palmdale 93551
Therapy/Psychiatric Services for children 

Palmdale Medical Mental Health (661) 947-3333

2720 East Palmdale Blvd. Suite 129, Palmdale, CA 93550
Individual Counseling, Bilingual services available

Penny Lane Antelope Valley (661) 266-4783

43520 Division St, Lancaster, CA 93534

Mental Health Services, Family Preservation, Mentor Program, Residential
Treatment, Transitional Housing, Wraparound 

AV Clinics & Pregnancy Resources

Covered CA (800) 300-1506 or

Antelope Valley Community Clinics (661) 942-2391

Urgent Care & Health & Wellness in Palmdale & Lancaster Services: Pediatric, Dental, Exams, Pharmacy, Immunizations, WIC Exams, Primary Health Care

Antelope Valley Hospital OB Clinics
44439 17th Street West, Suite 104, Lancaster  (661) 726-6180

38350 40th Street East, Suite 200, Palmdale (661) 726-6325

Family Planning, Pregnancy Test, Prenatal Care, and assistance with Medi-Cal

Antelope Valley Partners for Health  (661) 942-4719

44226 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534

AV Wellness Coalition

Antelope Valley Public Health Center (661) 471-4860

335-B East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535
Prenatal, Immunizations, Family Planning, & TB/STD Tests

Care Net Women’s Resource Center (661) 729-4277

44733 N. 10th St. West, Lancaster, CA 93534

Abstinence Education, Pregnancy Tests, Counseling, Limited Ultrasounds, Mentoring 

Desert Vineyard Parenting Classes  (661) 317-4826

818 1/2 Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93550
Parenting Classes, Celebrate Recovery

Family Focus Resource Center  (661) 945-9598

Assistance for parent and caregivers of children with developmental delays, Parent to Parent Mentoring, IEP Training, Support groups, Lending Library

Kearin Breakthrough Parenting (661) 209-9939

44817 Fern Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534
12-Session Parenting Course

LA County High Desert Regional Health Ctr (661) 471-4000

335 East Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93535

Primary, Specialty, & Emergency services Urgent Care 8:00am to midnight 

Males Encouraging Nurturing For the Ongoing Link to Kinship (MENFOLK)  (661) 273-4710

975 East Avenue P-8, Palmdale, CA 93550
A fathers and males support group for any male that has a role in a child’s life

South Valley Medical Center (7:30—Midnight)  (661) 225-3050

38350 40th Street East, Suite 100, Palmdale, CA 93552
Urgent Care Exams, X-Rays, Lab

Tarzana Treatment Centers/Family Medical (661) 723-4829

907 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534

Primary Care, Domestic Violence, Rehabilitation, HIV/AIDS, and Mental Health services 

Women’s Clinic of Antelope Valley (661) 947-0400  

1334 East Palmdale Blvd. Suite E, Palmdale, CA 93550
Free Pregnancy Testing, Counseling, Financial Help, and Parenting Support

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)  (661) 949-5805

701 W Ave. K Suite 104, Lancaster, CA 93534
Supplemental Program 

Youth Support Association (661) 949-6615

918 West Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93534
Teen parenting classes, STD Prevention, & Anger Management


Check out the academics section in the Guidance department for regular updates.


College & Career

Please check out our College & Career section! 

College & Career

Social Emotional



California school law requires that a student attend school regularly and punctually. The only legal absences by the State of California are (a) illness; (b) quarantine; (c) doctor or dental appointment; (d) funeral in the immediate family (parents, siblings, and grandparents). Days allowed for missing school: (1); out of area (3); out of state (5); (e) juvenile court appointments.   Students will be assigned Saturday School for having uncleared absences.

The procedure for reporting or verifying a student’s absence is as follows:

1. Parents call the office within 3 school days.

2. Student brings an absence note from the parent to the office upon return or a parent email to

3. After an absence of three consecutive days or more, a doctor’s note indicating a diagnosis is required to clear an absence.

WE ARE A CLOSED CAMPUS.  Students are not allowed to leave campus once they arrive/are dropped off by parents until the end of the school day.



If a student is injured or becomes ill at school, every effort will be made to notify the parents. If the parents cannot be reached, then the “designated-to-be-called” person(s) will be notified in the case of an emergency. Parents and students are asked to inform the school of any changes regarding telephone numbers, places of work, or emergency contacts.

The office must also receive a written statement from the physician detailing the method, amount, and time schedules by which any medication is to be taken, and a written statement from the parent/guardian indicating that they desire the school district to assist their student in the matter set forth by the physician. Student must check all prescription medication into the office. Students are not allowed to carry medication of any kind while on campus (Education Code: 49423).  If your student has a chronic or acute health condition which may affect them at school, please contact the District Nurse 661-726-7649 ext. 731 or email



AVC Health Services


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CLASS of 2019

Senior Information


Dear SOAR Seniors and Parents,

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on a tremendous achievement as the year draws to a close.  High school graduation is a milestone of which you, as students and parents, should be extremely proud.  As graduation day approaches, SOAR High School’s staff will work hard to ensure that this is a special and memorable occasion. 

We hope that your years at SOAR have prepared you for the many opportunities that await you as an adult.  We at SOAR are proud of your accomplishments and we wish you much success.  Let us all endeavor to make this year’s graduation ceremony a memory to last a lifetime!


Stephanie A. Herrera, Ed.D.

Principal, SOAR High School



Principal:  Dr. Stephanie Herrera




Head Counselor:  Mrs. Rika Moya

School Secretary:  Mrs. Janet Andrews

Pupil Services Technician:  Mrs. Tracey Chainey

Data Tech/Registrar:  Ms. Jaylene Schaeffer




President:  Angela Estrada

Vice President:  Ryan Ohaya

Secretary:  Dominic Vinluan

  Treasurer:  Brenda Castro

Historian:  Daniela Bermudez

Parlimentarian:  Monica Escobedo

Public Relations:  Dominic Vinluan

Fundraising Coordinator:  Luke Vinluan

Events Coordinator:  Xavier Williams

Advisor:  Ms. Katy Nelsen


This booklet is designed to assist you in planning for your upcoming senior activities. These activities are specifically for graduating seniors.  Please note the events and the details that describe them.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the SOAR High School office at 661-722-6509.


(Each senior must submit a signed copy of these standards)

Seniors must follow all school rules and regulations at all senior activities.  Appropriate behavior and regular school attendance are required in order to be eligible for all senior activities.  Remember that senior activities, including graduation, are privileges.  School officials reserve the right to remove students from any senior activities, including prom, or graduation.  Specifically,

·     any senior who is subject to significant disciplinary action in the months prior to graduation may forfeit their participation in the commencement ceremony and/or other senior activities;

·     any senior who has not met all of the graduation requirements 48 hour prior to graduation may not participate in the commencement ceremony;

·     any senior who has not attended the mandatory senior meeting(s) and graduation practices may not participate in the commencement ceremony; or

·     any senior who behaves inappropriately during the commencement ceremony may be removed from the ceremony.


DATE:            May 3, 2019

TIME:             6:00 p.m.

PLACE:          AVC Performing Arts Theater

The annual SOAR High School Senior Awards Night will honor seniors for their scholastic achievements. 

Senior ladies should wear dresses or dress slacks and blouses.  Senior gentlemen should wear slacks, dress shirts with collars and ties.  NO JEANS.


Seniors can still purchase yearbooks for $60 until the end of February. The price will increase to $65 for March and April and $70 for May.  In addition, family members can buy a special Senior Ad in the yearbook. Prices are a business card, $15; quarter page, $35; half page, $50; full page, $75.  Contact Mrs. Jefferson ( for more information.


All graduation requirements must be met before the school can certify graduation.  Seniors MUST meet all graduation requirements in order to participate in the commencement ceremony.  Any senior failing a required course may make it up in Independent Study Summer School.  The diploma will be awarded after a counselor verifies that the requirements have been met.  Non-graduates who are 18 can see their counselor for a transcript and paper work to enroll in Adult Education after Summer School.

Students who must attend Summer School may participate in all activities except commencement and Grad Nite.


DATE:              Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Sunday, May 12, 2019

TIME:               8:00 a.m. (Saturday) – 4:00 a.m. (Sunday)

COST:               TBD

PLACE:            Disneyland

Transportation: By bus (no exceptions) departing from SOAR HS parking lot by the tennis courts.

Suggested dress for Women:

¨               Will be included in Grad Nite packet available 2nd semester

Suggested dress for men:

¨               Will be included in Grad Nite packet available 2nd semester                                


·     Seniors will be cleared to graduate on May 28th through their AVID classes.

·     Students will proceed through each of the clearance stations in no particular order:

1.     College books:  students will check in books with Ms. Fite and fines will be identified

2.     Textbooks:  students will check in books with their teachers.  Late books can be turned into Mrs. Andrews and Ms. Schaeffer; fines will be identified

3.     Student charges:  students will pay all charges

4.     Graduation check:  students will confirm with Mrs. Speaks that they have met all graduation requirements and that they do not have substantial discipline that will prevent them from participating in the ceremony

5.     Cap and gown: students will purchase from the AVC Student Store (approximately $40).

6.     All signatures must be complete before Dr. Herrera will sign you off officially and distribute graduation tickets.


Finals:  May 20 - 23, 2019                            

Senior Grades Due:  May 24, 2019


1.  Wednesday, May 29th, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., SOAR High School.

2.   Thursday, May 30th, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., SOAR High School.

     *Please contact Dr. Herrera if you are unable to attend.

3.   Thursday, May 30th, 4:00 p.m., Eastside High School.

Participation in commencement practice is mandatory. Graduates who do not attend practice will not be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony. NO EXCEPTIONS. You MUST have your graduation contract signed and returned to the office in order to attend practice and graduation. 

REMINDER:  Graduates must attend ALL commencement practices!!  All debts to the school must be cleared in order to participate in the ceremony.


Senior Breakfast will be held on May 30, 2019, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., at the AVC Cafeteria.  This event is hosted by the Senior Class.


If you are planning to attend a college, university, or trade school in the fall and they are expecting you to furnish an official high school transcript after graduation, you will need to order your transcript on-line through  Directions for this process can be found in the office.  High school grades will be updated through 2nd semester by June 14, 2019.


All seniors participating in the Commencement exercises should have already purchased their cap and gown from the AVC Student Store.  Cost for cap and gown is approximately $40.00 plus tax.  Cap and gowns will be available after SOAR’s Spring Break.

Please press/steam the gown.  Put your cap on well forward with the short point almost between your eyebrows.  Wear your tassel over your RIGHT eye.

Please do not throw your caps in the air after graduation.  The graduation gown is also yours to keep; take care of it.  Many graduates keep both their cap and gown as important keepsakes.

Everyone should bring several bobby pins and a couple of safety pins for emergencies.  It may be very windy, and you will need to secure your hats with bobby pins.  If something breaks on your gown, you may need your safety pins.  We will have Junior Class ushers pick up items that are retrievable for you when possible.

COMMENCEMENT (Graduation Exercises)

DATE:            Thursday, May 30, 2019

TIME:             6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

PLACE:          Eastside High School Theater

All graduates are to report at 4:00 p.m.  BE ON TIME!  All graduates must wear a cap and gown.  Ladies are reminded to wear dresses or skirts/slacks and blouses and to leave purses with parents.  Gentlemen should wear suits, or slacks and jackets with shirts and ties.  Please do not wear sandals or white socks.  Students should leave phones, presents, flowers, or other items with parents during graduation.  Do not bring items to carry (camera, phones, sunglasses). There will be no check-in of valuables and the school will not be responsible for items that may be lost or stolen.

Graduates are not permitted to carry anything, nor may they adorn their cap and gown. 

The commencement ceremony is not mandatory.  It is a privilege which comes only once in a person’s lifetime!


Graduates will receive only the cover of their diplomas when they go through the ceremony.  Diplomas will be available for pick-up immediately following the graduation ceremony.  Diplomas will only be released to the graduate. Please make every effort to pick up your diploma at this time or you will need to make an appointment with the SOAR Registrar.   DIPLOMAS WILL NOT BE MAILED HOME.


Remember, this booklet does not ensure graduation.  All seniors must fulfill the academic requirements as set forth by the State of California, The Antelope Valley Union High School District, and SOAR High School. 


·       You must apply for graduation in the Graduation Office, SSV 117, by the deadline established by the AVC Graduation Office.

·       Verify that you do not have a FERPA hold on your record at the AVC Graduation Office if you want your name to appear in the commencement program.  Take a photo ID to AVC Admissions and Records to complete the form.

·       The SOAR program does not pay for your cap and gown, but if you need help with this contact Dr. Zimmerman.

·      AVC Graduation is at 8:00 a.m. on May 31, 2019 in the AVC football stadium.  There is practice the day before at 2 p.m.  You should not miss a college class for practice. 

SOAR’s Vision—

SOAR Stars are life-long learners and self-advocates who solve the most pressing challenges through an unwavering pursuit of knowledge, innovation, and collaboration, becoming engaged and productive leaders in their communities.

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