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Academy Information

The Antioch Unified School District is pleased to provide many educational options to our high school students.  To prepare our students for college, career, and life, our high schools offer rich curricular and instructional programs based on an academy design.  Eighth grade students are encouraged to review the available options and to select a high school program based on their interest.   Admission to Academy programs is by application and lottery.

Each high school offers students a comprehensive program of study preparing them for College, Career, and Life. Among the required courses for graduation are many of those needed for admission to college. In addition, each high school offers a number of “Linked Learning Academies” which provide students the opportunity to focus their learning around a career theme linked to training and jobs in our area.  Academies connect learning in the classroom to real-world application.

Linked Learning Academies are built upon the following principles:

  • Students take a sequence of career technical courses that link the content across the curriculum 

  • Students experience career-based learning activities 

  • Academy course work meets college entrance requirements

  • Academies are open to all students; no prerequisite requirements  

  • Academies provide a system of support to ensure student success 

If you have any questions, please call Brenda Larsen at 925-779-7500 ext. 53300.  

High School Pathways & Academy Lottery Information

Lottery Process for the 2023-24 School Year
All current AUSD 8th grade students will be selecting a high school program through the Aeries Portal. Students will receive information in their classes about the various programs. During the month of October, students will be selecting their desired High School Program in their advisory class. As your student begins to explore the variety of programs we want to encourage parents to visit our website and view our informational video*: (please feel free to turn on the captions button – a variety of languages are available for closed captioning).

Families will have access to view students’ selections and make desired changes in the Aeries Parent Portal from October 23rd through December 1st. High School Program selection application is due by December 1st using your Aeries Portal. For information on creating or accessing your Aeries Portal please visit our Aeries Parent Portal page

New to AUSD? Students who will be entering the district for High School can complete a paper application. Paper applications will be available online, beginning October 23rd and hard copies can be found at the District Office. Paper application can be submitted by emailing or dropped off at the District Office. Please visit Central Enrollment for additional steps and paperwork to complete enrollment.

New Enrollee? Please Fill Out a Pathway Application Form

Email questions to:

2024 Lottery Update

We have reviewed the pathway requests and are able to place all students in their first choice and do not need to hold a lottery. Students will receive an Outlook email in their school email box on Tuesday, January 23rd. Parents will receive a hard copy letter in the mail by January 26th. Pathway change requests forms need to be completed by March 1st. Please email these forms to

Pathway Lottery Change Request Form

Contact Information

Ms. Ebinger

Kendra Ebinger

Supervisor – Career Technical Education

925-779-7500 ext. 43603

Ms. Rich

Christina Rich

Work Based Learning Coordinator

925-779-7500 ext. 42862