AOC'S HELPING HAND
Helping Hand at the Academy of the Canyons aims to provide student mentorship and direction to discover and to engage with your academic passions. This is your central hub for everything at the Academy, including resources for skill-development and mentorship as you prepare to engage with your academic pathway in college.
The AOC GUIDE TO 2030 and BEYOND
First year Academy students focus on identity and self-awareness, developing an understanding of their personality, learning style, and personal strengths. Students develop an academic foundation and personal maturity necessary for the college environment.
Second-year students build upon their newfound awareness for their strengths and interests to refine their understanding of career choices and civic engagement. Students explore career options and fields of study that help lay the foundation for their plans after high school.
Third-year students refine their plan beyond high school and build the strengths and talents that apply to their career & college major. Students join a college that provides opportunity for AOC staff to channel a student's classroom contributions to their strengths and talents.
Fourth-year students look to bridge their work at AOC to their next phase of life. Students develop a Capstone project that addresses a need in the community. AOC colleges encourage students to explore college pathways, develop portfolios, and guide extracurricular choices.
AOC is DEEP ROOTED.
Our program is extremely intricate, with several components that students have to take into account in order to achieve their goals. We want to make it as easy as possible to navigate our unique program, and provide support every step of the way.
As a team, we have launched this platform in order to centralize resources for guidance and direction, readily accessible to AOC students.
Check out our step by step navigation on how to use the website:
If you have any questions or concerns with this guide or about the website, feel more than free to reach out to us if you have any questions!
GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT
As an Academy student, you have access to over 85 Alumni that are already engaging in the academic pathway of your choice. Read their stories, and learn how they have gotten to where they are today (so that you can too!).
Connecting with our alumni will provide knowledge and direction as you prepare to engage with your desired pathway in college.
We also offer senior mentors, academic tutors, and SEL mentors. Click on the corresponding name to connect with them.
Math, Computers, & Data
Software Engineer at Google
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS), + Certificate in Design Innovation, UC Berkeley
Health Science & Medicine
Medical school student at Emory University
MD at Emory University + PhD in Genetics & Molecular Biology at Georgia Tech, Molecular & Cell Biology at UC Berkeley
Law & Political Studies
Lawyer for Tech Startups in Santa Monica
Stanford Law School, Environment & Resources at Stanford, Economics at UC Berkeley
Health & Wellbeing
From physical health to mental and emotional wellness, your wellbeing remains a critical priority. Support to manage your mental health can be found through AOC's Social & Emotional Learning Mentors, wellness room, and Jacquie, our school therapist.