AVUHSDAntelope Valley Union High School District (California)
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At the same time, AVUHSD sites continue to offer special assemblies to girls at feeder schools that highlight their STEM coursework and extracurricular activities.
Lastly, the Senior Math Acceleration Program, a one-year articulated computer-based course offered at five AVUHSD high schools, aims to prepare seniors for college-level math while they receive course credit at AVC.
According to the AVUHSD Perkins E-1 database for the 2014-2015, 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 school years, within those and other STEM-related pathways in the AVUHSD alone, female participation rates have increased over the last three years: 3 percent in agriculture; 55 percent in engineering; 229 percent in health/medical; and a fledgling information communications technology pathway increasing from 0 to 45 females.
Walker is the AVUHSD director of industry liaison and postsecondary partnerships.
The Math, Science, Engineering and Technology (MSET) Consortium was created, whose mission is "No grow and maintain a diversified, progressive, technical workforce through high-quality math, science, engineering and technology education programs and strong community partnerships." Working closely with the AVUHSD and providing more specific educational opportunities to create "home-grown" engineers and technicians, the hope was that more students would stay to permanently staff open STEM positions, thereby contributing to local economic prosperity.
[T]hrough our partnership with the AVUHSD and the ROP program, we have a way to reach high school seniors and help prepare them by giving them real-world experiences and hopefully get them interested in a career with Northrop Grumman."
AFRI and NDEP partnered with the AVUHSD and AVC in 2011 to initiate a groundbreaking Senior Math Acceleration and Preparation (S-MAP) course where seniors receive articulation credit for successfully mastering advanced math course modules.