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An Aeries Parent Portal account is required to complete the necessary annual data confirmation and the creation of that account is now automated.  Please navigate to the Data Confirmation page for more information on how to successfully complete this annual process.  Thank you for helping us to ensure your student's data is up-to-date.  


AUSD Board of Trustees for 2019-2020 School Year
Superintendent's Message to Parents 2019-2020


Looking for a way to help out? AUSD has many opportunities to get involved and help make a difference. Here are some of the opportunities available to you, also check your school's website and contact your teacher for site specific needs.
-Join your sites PTA
-Collect Box Tops
-Donate school supplies
-Volunteer in the classroom, library, school activities, gardens, just to name a few
-Amazon Smile
-Donating goods or services

Thank you for taking the time to contribute and making AUSD a great district.

Volunteering at AUSD


San Gabriel Elementary will be offering the fist bike class of the year. 4th and 5th graders will learn basic bike repair, replacing and patching tubes, and on road bike safety. Click on the flyer for more information.
Lighthouse Bike Class
In only eight sessions students will learn how to tear down and rebuild a fully functioning PC. The first "Building Computers" class will be held at Creston Elementary School, see flyer to learn how to sign up.
Lighthouse Building Computers
Drawing, collage, ceramics, printmaking and painting. Students learn a variety of art that will inspire them to get their creative juices flowing! Sign up quick these classes fill fast.
AUSD Lighthouse After School Art ClassDANCE 101
Learn the foundation of dance, and a variety of styles of dance. This three week course is packed with lots of movement and fun and will engage both mind and body. The first sessions this year are offered at San Benito Elementary School.
AUSD Lighthouse After School Dance ClassGROW COOK EAT!
In this course students will learn about growing, harvesting and cooking their own food. They will also get to experiment with recipes and of course the best part, EAT! The first session is offered at San Gabriel Elementary School this year.
AUSD Lighthouse After School Grow Cook Eat
All District Choir, Grades 4-5-6
All District Band

Contact your site secretary to sing up for any of these classes, below is a link to the sign up sheet that can be filled out and returned to your site. Availability is limited and you will be notified of your enrollment prior to classes starting.
Sign up form


The Greybots are entering the 2019-2020 school year as World Champions and making a name for AHS and our community. They would like to keep the momentum going but are in need of funds to do so. This year it will cost nearly $35,000 to have the entire Greybot Team attend the FIRST Championship in Houston. Click the link below to find out all about the Greybots and how you can help to send them to Houston.

Greybots Team


With the new school year just a few days away, check out all the exciting things coming to AHS this year. From Tech to Tennis the High School will be modernized and more unified, click on the link to read about all the upcoming plans.

Atascadero High School Renovation

Atascadero Unified
Superintendent: Tom Butler
5601 West Mall, Atascadero, CA 93422

AUSD Calendar of Events

Quick Links

2019-2020 School Calendar
School Registration FAQ
Online Enrollment of New AUSD students
2019 Free Summer Meals for Kids & Teens! (Haga clic aquí para español)
Bus Routes
AUSD Lighthouse After School Enrichment Classes
Volunteering at AUSD
Facility Bond
School Accountability Report Cards
LCAP 2017-2020 and Executive Summary
Title III Plan 2016-2017
Title IX
Annual Notification to Parents- English
Annual Notification to Parents - Spanish
Affordable Health Care Act
Affordable Care Act Notice to Employees
AUSD Crisis Response Plan for Families
Annual Contractor Prequalification
Construction Request for Proposals
Sexual Harassment Policy - Employees   
Sexual Harassment Policy - Students
Uniform Complaint Process


2019-2020 Bus routes can be found on the AUSD website under the "For Parents" tab. Some of the routes have changed so please check the new schedule and see if any changes have affected you.

Bus Route
Transportation Route Information 2019-2020

Board Recognizes Enlisting Seniors

The Atascadero Unified School District Board of Trustees was honored to recognize the nine graduating seniors who have enlisted to serve their country in military service. These students will be serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and the Army National Guard. Some of the recruiters were on hand as well as the parents to help celebrate. AUSD is proud of all it's students who have served in the military.  

Looking for your Students Score Reports?

As part of its commitment to build a quality education system in the fast changing world of technology, California is moving its California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Student Score Reports to an electronic format that will be delivered online. The electronic Student Score Reports also will be enhanced, offering a more dynamic way of providing information about how your student is progressing in their education.

Assessments included in CAASPP are the Smarter Balanced Assessments Consortium (SBAC) in English Language Arts and Math, the California Science Test (CAST), and the California Alternate Assessment (CAA). Electronic Student Score Reports will be available for you to access through your Aeries Parent Portal Account. As your student’s assessments are finalized and scored they will be made immediately available.

After logging into your Aeries Parent Portal account you will use the Test Scores dropdown to access the State Test Scores Reports option. Our official notification to all parents will be sent when all student’s scores are finalized with more detailed information at that time. 
Score Reports English
Screenshot of Aeries Portal

Summer Wellness

The Wellness Center at Atascadero High School is offering a variety of summer programs. The programs are for Middle and High School students as well as a parent night each Wednesday during the summer while the programs are running. Click on the links for more information on how to sign up.
Greyhound Wellness Center Logo

San Benito Elementary School

Why San Benito?
476 reasons SB is an ideal learning environment for our scholars! 
STEAM focus + Character Development & Social-Emotional Learning + Outdoor Education + Hands-on Learning + High Achievement in Reading + Green Ribbon School Silver Level + Hard-working Staff + Generous Families = one great education for our young scientists!
Click on the picture to see the video and slide show.
Click here for a slideshow of photos

College and Career Ready

Thank you to the Atascadero City Manager, Rachelle Rickard, and our city staff for taking the time to meet with all three of Irene McDaniel's AHS Honors Geometry classes during the month of May. Ms. Rickard took the students on a tour of the building to meet with each department. Students learned about careers that use math including finance, engineering, city planning, building inspection, and public works. Ms. Rickard also spoke about the 2003 earthquake and what engineers did to ensure the structure was safe. Our AHS Greyhounds were exposed to several potential career paths helping to make them college and career ready!
Irene McDaniel's AHS Honors Geometry class met with Rachelle Rickard, Atascadero's City manager

Exploring Atascadero High School's Greytness

It is the role of the Atascadero High School Athletic Department to provide student- athletes with the opportunity to develop their athletic abilities to their full potential while safeguarding their physical welfare in an environment that promotes both high academic standards and the development of leadership capabilities. These objectives are best achieved through a broad-based program, which provides equal opportunity for all student-athletes and which is administered in accordance with the highest principles of interscholastic athletic competition. Atascadero High School offers the following athletic opportunities:

Girl's and Boy's Waterpolo
Cross Country
Girl's and Boy's Golf
Girl's and Boy's Tennis
Girl's Volleyball
Girl's and Boy's Basketball
Girl's and Boy's Soccer
Cheer and Stunt
Click here to see the Tradition of Athletics at AHS video.

Carrisa Plains Elementary Awarded 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School

The staff at Carrisa Plains is always looking for new and innovative ways to support the students; at the same time, they are providing opportunities for their students to help the world. Students and staff are learning about the world around them and working with and using their environment to promote a change in their education, their way of thought, and their way of living. Much of this change at Carrisa Plains is carried out with a clear conservation plan and a strong and supportive relationship with the Atascadero Unified School District (AUSD), headquartered more than 40 miles west of the school. Click here to read the entire article on all the amazing programs Carrisa Plains has implemented in the link attached. Congratulations Polecats!

Carrisa Plains Polecats Logo

Each Mind Matters - Atascadero High School's Wellness Center

Wellness Center is not common place in most high schools, but Atascadero High School is committed to offering this service to all it's students. “This is a place where there’s no judgment,” said Kamela Proulx, the center’s coordinator and a licensed marriage and family therapist. “Kids can walk in the door and just want to share something wonderful that happened to them that day. Sometimes they come in over something devastating that happened in their family. Here they can get help immediately or almost immediately, and they feel that relief, they feel heard, they feel supported and it’s just right here,” The Wellness Center will also be providing summer programs. Click here to hear all about our Wellness Center.
‘No judgment,’ Atascadero High School’s Wellness Center offers mental health support for students