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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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AVHS Recognition & Awards

Academics, Arts and Athletics


  • 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, six...
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    Main Office
    Phone: 952.431.8200
    Fax: 952.431.8744
    Principal: Michael Bolsoni
    Report an Absence
    Phone: 952.431.8299
    Attendance Office
    Phone: 952.431.8216
    Fax: 952.431.8229
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    Counseling Office
    Phone: 952.431.8218
    Fax: 952.431.8747
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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: Virgil Jones
    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: Josh Gerving