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Principal's Message

 March 2017


Principal Ed WattsWelcome to Arvin High School, home of the Bears. We are a school with a rich tradition of serving the rural communities of Arvin, Lamont and Weedpatch. Since 1949 our school has taken pride in providing a well-rounded and rigorous academic program designed to mold our students into contributors to the global community.

Our commitment to implementing the Common Core State Standards is reflected in rigorous classes, which require students to read various forms of text, participate in frequent writing tasks, utilize speaking and listening skills, and explore media sources to enhance their learning. We offer a strong college preparatory program, which includes many Honors and Advanced Placement courses.

As a fully comprehensive high school, Arvin High offers courses in technology, art, business, choral and instrumental music, drama, JROTC and physical education. We facilitate 3 California Partnership Academies focusing on Construction Design, Environmental Horticulture and Health Careers. AHS offers CTE courses in Ag Science, Auto Technology, Business, Manufacturing and Video Production to round out the program. Students are also encouraged to explore the courses offered through our District’s Regional Occupation Program.

A well-rounded high school experience includes active participation in activities outside of the classroom. Our athletic programs, academic competition teams, visual and performing arts programs, student government, and student clubs offer opportunities for students with a wide variety of interests.

Parents are encouraged to participate in our parent organizations with many playing integral roles in the school’s academic and extracurricular programs. We invite you to join PIQE, Academic Boosters, Athletic Boosters and School Site Council to name a few. Each of these organizations provides financial and volunteer support for our students and teachers.

Our staff and community are committed to providing a safe, challenging, and positive environment that promotes participation, respect, integrity, determination and empathy toward others. We encourage active participation in school activities.

At Arvin High School, we set high standards for ourselves and strive to achieve the School’s Mission and Vision for our students.  Welcome to Bear Country!


Go Bears!



Ed Watts, Principal