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2014 Advanced Placement (AP) Scores Here!
AVHS a Newsweek Magazine Top USA High School
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2014 Advanced Placement (AP) Scores Here!

AVHS a Newsweek Magazine Top USA High School

69.8% of AVHS students passed their AP Exam (up from 68.3% last year)
65.9% of MN students passed their AP Exam
61.3% of the USA students passed their AP Exam

489 AP exams were taken by AVHS students in 2014, our largest total in the past 7 years!


AVHS is a STEM Program School

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Improving STEM education in the United States has been identified as a critical concern. The pipeline of students entering STEM fields does not meet the current demand for new scientists and engineers, only a small portion of our population is scientifically literate, and students from other...
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Our Mission Statement

The Apple Valley High School community is committed to challenge all individuals to realize their potential as learners by providing high quality and diverse opportunities for intellectual, emotional, aesthetic, and physical growth.

Our School

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY Built in 1976, Apple Valley High School is located in the city of Apple Valley in northern Dakota County and is 15 miles south of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. There are four comprehensive high schools, two specialized smaller high schools,...
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Our History

When Apple Valley High School opened in 1976, it was the second high school added to District 196. Now, there are six high schools in our district, and AVHS takes pride in not only being a distinguished school within our district, but also within the state of Minnesota and at the national level. Our...
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Contact Information

Apple Valley High School
14450 Hayes Road
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Principal: Steve Degenaar. . . 952.431.8201

Apple Valley High School Phone Numbers
Main Office Phone... 952.431.8200
Main Office Fax... 952.431.8744
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School Information

Main Office
Phone: 952.431.8200
Fax: 952.431.8744
Principal: Stephen Degenaar
Report an Absence
Phone: 952.431.8299
Attendance Office
Phone: 952.431.8216
Email: Contact Us
Guidance Office
Phone: 952.431.8218
Fax: 952.431.8747
Assistant Principal: Michael Bolsoni
Email: Contact Us
Nurse/Health Office
Phone: 952.431.8220
Fax: 952.431.8747
Email:Contact Us
Athletics Department
Phone: 952.431.8205
Email: Contact Us
Athletics Director: Pete Buesgens
Fine Arts Office
Phone: 952.431.8203
Email: Contact Us
Coordinator: William Blatzheim
Box Office
Phone: 952.431.8208
School Resource Officer
Phone: 952.431.8223
Officer: Mike Eliason