The Acorn

A Message from the Principal of AOC, Dr. Fine

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Week of 10/10-10/14

Greetings AOC Families,

I hope that you had a great weekend! This upcoming Friday is a Tuesday class schedule. Here is the weekly bulletin for our students.

Please reach out to us with any questions. Have a great week, AOC!


Dr. Juliet Fine

Principal of AOC


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Student Wellness Support Group

The Hart District Wellness Group Invites You to:

Student Wellness Support Group

Every Monday from October 11th to December 13th

4 - 5 p.m.

The Hart District Wellness Support Group is offered to any student in the William S. Hart Union High School District. It’s function is to support students and provide an opportunity for students to share feelings, coping strategies and/or personal experiences in a caring, virtual setting. We understand that some students may be having a difficult time managing their socio-emotional wellbeing and may need an additional supportive outlet that is offered virtually so that they do not feel like they are missing out on their educational instruction.

This group is voluntary for any Hart District student to attend. Please see the attached flyer for more information and the Zoom link to attend.

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Roots Membership Drive Continues this Week!

The Roots Membership Drive has officially launched!

Go to this link or ask to see the flyer from your student. Fill out the form and give a check to your student to turn in to their advisory or freshman seminar class.

Support our teachers, support our students, support our school! Join Roots! The class with 100% membership and the most donations wins a class prize!!!

Thank you for your support!


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October 29th AOC & WSHUHSD Minimum Day

Due to the number of students placed in quarantine since August 10th, the District is providing a minimum day on October 29th to be designated as teacher work time for the purpose of completing any documentation associated with the short-term independent study agreements.

October 29th Minimum Day Schedule
7:55am -8:40am-Period 1
8:45am-9:30am-Period 2
9:40am-10:25am-Period 3
10:30am-11:15am-Period 4

11:15am-12:30pm-ASB Halloween Themed Activities

ASB will have Halloween-themed activities from 11:15 am until 12:30 pm on that day. Students are expected to be picked up at 12:30 pm or shortly thereafter.

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Important Dates for October and November

  • October 2-October 16- Online College Fair for California Schools
  • October 15-1st Report Card
  • October 16- PSAT for Registered Students
  • November 2 -Pay for Spring Registration and Counseling Presentation for Grades 9th, 10th, 11th
  • November 11- Veterans Day, No School
  • November 12- 2nd Progress Report
  • November 22-November 26-Thanksgiving Break for AOC

Academy of the Canyons

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. 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.