About Us

Mission Statement

Bidwell High School provides support and an opportunity for every student to earn a high school diploma. Bidwell students will increase their academic competency while experiencing personal growth that fosters positive life skills and lifelong learning. 

Vision Statement

The vision of Bidwell High School is to provide a safe and nurturing community where learners grow in knowledge, confidence, and independence.

Bidwell High School is one of two continuation high schools in the Antioch Unified School District (AUSD), serving students in grades 10 through 12, ages 16-18 years old.  The purpose of Bidwell is to provide students who are deficient in credits with an alternative opportunity to improve their academic skills as they work toward graduating with their class. 

Students typically have a four-period day, but more periods can be added based on a student's proven commitment to quality work and a student's particular graduation status. Grades and credits are issued on a quarterly basis.  Almost all school work is completed in small classes under the direction of the instructor.  A high school diploma may be earned by meeting the Antioch Unified School District's credit requirement of 180 credits for continuation schools. 

Bidwell works continuously to develop programs that offer a unique and nurturing environment that includes a small community setting, an individualized graduation plan developed and monitored for each student, staff with a high level of experience, and a diverse student population.

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Bidwell's Motto

"Devour the Perception"

"Devour the Perception" is a powerful call to action for students to challenge their existing preconceived notions and broaden their perspectives on the world and others' points of view. It encourages the use of critical thinking and the evaluation of perceptions to uncover deeper truths and gain a more comprehensive understanding. Our ultimate aim is for our students to inspire all members of the school and community to model good character by exemplifying traits such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, and ethical conduct. In doing so, we hope to create a better world for ourselves and future generations.

Accredited by the
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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Bidwell High School
800 Gary Avenue
Antioch CA, 94509

Phone: 925-779-7520
Fax: 925-779-7521

Office Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Office Numbers
LaTanya Williams, Principal
Phone: 925-779-7520 ext. 44231
Email LaTanya Williams

Elizabeth Guillen, Admin. Asst.
Phone: 925-779-7520 ext. 43118
Email Elizabeth Guillen

Mariela Navarro, Office Asst. - Bilingual
Phone: 925-779-7520 ext. 44180
Email Mariela Navarro

Jennifer Thayer, Counselor
Phone: 925-779-7520 ext.
Email Jennifer Thayer