Message from the Principal
Dear Students and Parents,
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Desert Winds High School. The staff and I are looking forward to the opportunity to work with you this year and we anticipate another successful year.
Our goal at Desert Winds High School is to provide an educational environment that is nurturing and that will adequately prepare students for the challenges they will face after high school whether they go into a vocational setting or continue to pursue higher education. There are many educational opportunities here and we hope that students will take full advantage of those opportunities in order to complete their graduation requirements.
One of the unique aspects of Desert Winds High School is that you can earn credits at a faster pace than you would be able to at a traditional high school setting. That being said, students must earn 230 credits and pass Algebra I in order to fulfill the graduation requirements of the Antelope Valley Union High School District.
Over the years, we have seen many students successfully graduate from our program and have identified four key components that we believe are necessary for all students to be successful:
Four Components of Student Success:
- Regular attendance
- Participation in class
- Two hours of homework each and every day w/out exception
- Earn at least 20 credits every quarter (9 weeks)
The minimum expectation for the rate of credit completion is 20 credits per quarter or 80 credits per school year.
We are here to support and serve students as they diligently and persistently pursue their academic goals. Let us have a great year!
Principal of Alternative Education