The mission of Santa Barbara Unified School District is: “Every child, every chance, every day.” It does not say, “most children, most chances, most days.” Alternative education options allows us to meet the needs of students that are not being met at a traditional school.
In Santa Barbara Unified School District, we have the opportunity to provide multiple alternative education options for our students.
Alta Vista Alternative High School (AVAHS) is an alternative school of choice that includes four different programs of study at five different locations. We are here to serve our community and our students by providing educational options to students. Our mission is to provide individualized education that empowers students to become lifelong learners who fully realize their potential and discover meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in life.