Important Updates

Common Core

You may have heard that California's schools are transitioning to a new set of curriculum standards called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The William S Hart District is working to keep parents and staff up to date with information about these new standards and how they will be assessed. Please follow this link for information and resources.


Honors Placement Exam Update

  1. The placement exam will occur on April 25th from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM on campus.
  2. Students must have an A in Eng. and History at the end of the 1st semester(2013-2014) in order to be eligible to take the placement test.
  3. A list will be available, by stu ID #, in my office by noon on Friday, 4/4/14, indicating those eligible to take the placement test.
  4. Placement will be conditional based on students receiving an A in Eng. and History at the end of the current semester.
  5. For more information, please click here.

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Upcoming Events

Mar 28 - Deadline to apply for the 2014-15 school year at AOC

Apr 7-11 - Spring Break (No classes at AOC or COC)

Apr 25 - End of Grading Period




Mr. Walker is Back From Morocco!

Thanks to a fellowship from the State Department, Mr. Walker represented Academy of the Canyons as a teacher ambassador in Morocco this past March. He will continue to blog about the experience through the remainder of the semester, detailing various aspects of Morocco's culture and education system. You can learn more and follow his trip, with pictures and videos, at





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Spotlight on AOC - AOC Students SOAR!

AOC students are paricpating in the LA Marathon this weekend, thanks to the Hart District's Students Off And Running (SOAR) program.