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10.14
AVHS Trap Shooting Club
Try it Out on October 26, 1 - 4 pm @ Mpls Gun Club
10.15
Winter Sports Registration
Opens Online Monday, October 13
10.13
Senior Portraits - Upload for the Yearbook
Due by December First!
10.6
Top 5% of High Schools in MN based on MMR Scores
10.6
AVHS Recognition & Awards
Academics, Arts and Athletics
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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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Top 5% of High Schools in MN based on MMR Scores


Minnesota developed a school accountability system that is focused on closing the achievement gap and promoting high growth for all students a few years ago. A Multiple Measurements Rating (MMR) is given to all schools in the state on an annual basis and measures school performance in the areas of...
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AVHS Recognition & Awards


Academics, Arts and Athletics

Academics:

  • Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award from the U.S. Department of Education
  • Newsweek Magazine named one of America's Best High Schools (multiple times)

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