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AOC'S HELPING HAND

About AOC & the Helping Hand College & Career Program

Learning at the Academy of the Canyons

A 2015 National Blue Ribbon School, the Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School (AOC) is a public alternative to the comprehensive high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District. AOC is one of thirteen California Community College Middle College grant recipients. From its establishment in 2000 to 2009, AOC served grades 11 and 12 and expanded to 400 students serving grades 9-12 in 2009. We offer a unique educational experience that fosters academic and personal success in both the high school and college environments.

 

 
 
 

AT A GLANCE

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AOC At a Glance

Academy of the Canyons Mission Statement

Academy of the Canyons offers ninth through twelfth grade school students a unique educational experience that fosters academic and personal success in the high school and college environments. To ensure successful learning for every student, our staff is committed to effective classroom instruction, rigorous curricula, and quality relationships between staff, students, parents, and college partners.

Our Objectives 

AOC’s Helping Hand has the following objectives:

  • To provide students with a coherent understanding about the use of Associate’s Degrees, including whether or not it should be pursued
     

  • To provide mentorship for students as they seek to gain more information about their desired pathway

  • To inspire engagement with academic pathways, including extracurriculars, student societies, and the development of skills for their desired pathway in a timely and stress-free manner

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HOW DID THIS THING START? 

As Oak Trees, we have always been

in our pursuit of academic excellence.

Our students have always been ambitious, taking rigorous college courses during their summers and winters.

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However, Helping Hand aims to

 dig deeper 

to ensure that students developed skills and a passion for an academic path, ensuring their readiness to maximize the potential of their postsecondary experience.

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ALUMNI

NETWORKING

SKILL-BUILDING ELECTIVES

INTERNSHIPS

CAREER

EXPLORATION

SOCIAL + EMOTIONAL LEARNING

PATHWAYS

MENTORSHIP

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Here is our amazing team of staff and contributors, who are all dedicated to ensuring your success at AOC and beyond!

Jason Wilhelm

Director of Social, Emotional Learning
SEL Advisor of OCEAN Elective
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Dr. Juliet Fine
Principal of Academy of the Canyons & Learning Post Academy
Diana Grijalva
 
AOC Academic Counselor 
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FOUNDER

Carter Cote
AOC Class of '20, Georgia Tech
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CO-FOUNDER

Tarun Murugesan
AOC Class of '20, UC San Diego
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CO-FOUNDER

Jathin Korrapati
AOC Class of '22
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CREDITS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

This website was developed by Carter Cote ('20). Content for the site was compiled and written by Carter Cote ('20), Tarun Murugesan ('20), and Jathin Korrapati ('22).

Photos and videos have been provided by AOC Yearbook, AOCTV, and Carter Cote ('20).

 
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