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.
College and career academies provide a system of support to ensure student success. They have courses of study that meet University of California A-G requirements. Each academy consists of a team of teachers who work together with a cohort group of students to build meaningful relationships, and provide rich, engaging integrated curricula. The teacher teams meet regularly to collaboratively plan lessons, activities, and interventions specific to their student's needs. Academies also include a sequence of courses that link the common core with career-based learning activities. 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 Chris Samson at 925-779-7500 X 53300.
Coming this November 2020 - Virtual Pathway Information Nights Information
Attention ALL 8th Graders & Families,
Please join us for one of 2 informational nights dedicated to providing 8th grade students, and their families information on the High School Educational Programs and Career Technicial Programs offered by Antioch Unified School District. Academy & Pathway Lead Teachers will also host 2 Q&A Sessions to answer program specific questions.
To view our Virtual Pathway Information Nights flyer in English and Spanish click here.
There are numerous academies to choose from at various sites within the Antioch Unified School District. Please click on the named links below for more information on each academy.
Located at Antioch High School:
Engineering and Designing for a Green Environment (EDGE) Academy
Environmental Sciences Academy Media Tech Academy
Leadership-Educational-Advocacy-Development (LEAD) Academy
Located at Dozier-Libbey Medical High School:
Dozier-Libbey Medical High School
Located at Deer Valley High School:
Academic Challenge and Enrichment (ACE) Academy
Bio-Medical Technology Academy * Business-Tech Academy
Law & Justice Academy Performing Arts Academy
Robotic Engineering Academy *
*supported by the ACE Academy
Linked Learning Academy Lottery Results for the 2020-2021 School Year
The lottery was held on January 23, 2020 for those requesting Dozier-Libbey Medical High School only. Due to the high quality and variety of academies offered by the Antioch Unified School District, students received their first choice for all other academies. Click here to view the 2020-2021 Lottery Results.
Placement result letters for all academies will be mailed to parents and guardians by February 13th. Change of placement requests will be handled at your student's middle school.