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Mobile Career Day
Mobile Career Day
West Coast Auto & Towing and Atascadero Rotary teamed up this last Wednesday to provide a hands-on career exploration experience for students at Del Rio Continuation and Atascadero High Schools. Students learned about the training and character necessary to gain a career in the automotive industry. Students visited the towing garage and dispatch center, the auto repair shop, and the rental car agency. Employees shared personal stories from school to career, and provided inspiration and practical knowledge to our students.

In the spirit of community outreach, Atascadero High School Athletics is hosting a series of Middle and Elementary School nights at select High School Athletic events. Students and a parent chaperone wearing their school colors will be admitted free. More Info

Atascadero High School has just launched the new Hilltop News website at ahshilltopnews.com. 
Check it out and subscribe to keep up with AHS's amazing students and teachers.

Monterey Road Elementary Begins
One-to-One Technology Initiative

Students with Chromebooks

Atascadero Unified School District is proud to announce that Monterey Road Elementary School will be providing 3rd-5th grade students Chromebooks for their educational use. This is part of a comprehensive school district plan to support student achievement through an effective use of technology. Over approximately the next twelve months, all elementary schools will have devices for all 3rd-5th grade students.

Students with Chromebooks

AHS teacher Bonnie Zebe is Atascadero Unified's Teacher of the Year. Enjoy the video about this amazing teacher!

Watching AUSD Build Beautiful Buildings with 
Your Bond Dollars
AJHS Catch Basins
Installation of water catchment basins under the future permeable paver parking lot, Atascadero Middle School. A by-product of a $1,000,000 grant from the State Water Quality Control Board.


AUSD Calendar of Events

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art ,and Math) Going Strong Throughout AUSD

Ms. Heller's Engineering Class at Atascadero Middle School had 
a special visitor.
R2D2 with AMS Engineering Class

AUSD teachers who participated in the California Science and Math Summer Institute, Mr. Smith from Creston, Mrs. Ramsey from Santa Rosa, and Mrs. Anderson from San Gabriel, share science lessons with their students.
Outdood Science LessonOutdoor Science Lesson

Atascadero Middle School Digital Arts students are researching 
and brainstorming virtual reality in preparation for inventing 
their own VR viewer.
Students exploring VR


Our Mission, Vision, Core Values, 
and Graduate Profile

Welcome to Atascadero Unified School District, where we are dedicated to students and committed to excellence. One of the unique strengths of AUSD is the talent and teamwork that is exemplified by our students and staff. Through this talent and teamwork we aim to produce the top students in the nation who are college, career, and citizenship ready. In addition to our world class graduate profile, we also set high expectations for our students, staff, and parents through our core values: 

Thomas Butler, Superintendent

Shaping Students for the Future through Talent and Teamwork - Preparing the Top Students in the Nation


  • AUSD is an academically high performing school district. 
  • AUSD has high expectations for its students to be career, college and citizenship ready. 
  • AUSD consistently achieves excellence in academics, agriculture, the arts and athletics. 
  • AUSD demonstrates effective teaching and learning for every student in every class every day.