Antelope Valley School District

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!

It is with great excitement that I welcome you to Palmdale High School, and the 2022-2023 school year. Our students are served on a daily basis by a team of faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing a world-class education within a culture that places value on diversity, respect, and exemplary citizenship. This is accomplished within a safe, next generation learning community which is centered on creativity, collaboration, effective communication, and critical thinking. Focus is placed on developing scholars who possess the digital literacy skills which are foundational when considering their ability to compete in the steadily evolving global economy. The stage is set for the accomplishment of all connected objectives through a focus on positive interpersonal relationships, and curricula which is both rigorous and relevant.

Palmdale High School is home to multiple state-of-the-art academic programs which place focus on real-world, experiential learning. Our nationally recognized Health Careers Academy (HCA), is centered on providing students interested in the field of health care, the knowledge base and skills necessary to transition successfully to their post-secondary ventures in the area, incorporating close, professional relationships with practitioners. The Falcon Academy of Sustainable Technologies (FAST), which includes the Solar Car Race Team, is centered on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and offers opportunities for experiential learning through partnerships with industry leaders and Project Lead the Way courses. Additional offerings include AVID, a highly successful athletic program, and several clubs which are tailored to meeting the diverse interests and passions represented within our student body.

The opportunity to serve as the principal at Palmdale High School, an academic institution with such a long-standing tradition of excellence, is truly a blessing, and I look forward to working with you collaboratively as we continue to pursue new and innovative content and practices. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of the administrative team should you have any questions or concerns.


Mr. Stanford