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SBAC Results Soon to Be Available
Watch for your child's SBAC results coming in the mail. For more information, see SBAC Parent Resources on the For Parents page.

AUSD June Newsletter
News from around the District 

2016 Draft LCAP

The LCAP has been a collaborative effort for Atascadero Unified School District. The District has welcomed the opportunity to embrace local control and work with stakeholders to develop a plan that matches the needs of our students and prepares them to meet the expectations of our graduate profile.

The primary goals of the LCAP are to increase student academic achievement, prepare all students to be college and career ready, and to provide a safe and engaging school environment in which students can thrive. These goals align with the goals of the AUSD Board of Trustees and guide the work of the schools and the district office. Attached to each LCAP goal are the agreed upon Annual Measurable Objectives, Actions, and Services that the District provides to students and staff to achieve those goals.

This Draft LCAP is open for public viewing and comment and will be presented to the AUSD School Board on June 14th for first viewing. A Final LCAP will then go to the AUSD School Board on June 21st for consideration of approval.

Each year the District will collaborate with local stakeholders to review progress to date, discuss updated funding totals, and plan for the years to come. If you have any questions or input, please contact the Atascadero Unified School District staff at 805-462-4200 or at 5601 West Mall, Atascadero CA, 93422.

Watching AUSD Build Beautiful Buildings with 
Your Bond Dollars
JH Admin Building

"Down with the old, up with the new"

The 1953 Junior High Science wing is torn asunder (foreground) as it makes way for the brand new Administration/Classroom building (background). The new building features 21 classrooms, a library, and space for all Junior High School administrative services. Included are 4 new science classrooms and 2 new science labs - replacing the 63 year old structure shown here in the grips of a John Deere excavator.

AUSD is proud to announce the publication of 
Tide and Tinder, a digital book with the winning submissions of the 2016 AHS Writing Contest. 

Tide and Tinder is the result of a collaborative project of Atascadero High School, students and faculty. Students wrote poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and non-fiction expository stories as part of a writing contest. Art students created illustrations, and Graphic Communications students produced the layout for this digital book. It is an example of students working together utilizing 21st century skills to produce literature in a contemporary format.

The FREE 68 page digital book was published and is downloadable from iTunes Bookstore. Web information can be found at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1119694735


AUSD Calendar of Events

Hands-on Learning Across the District

AHS Stats Fair
AHS Stats Fair

4th Grade Gold Rush Day 
at San Benito
Gold Rush Day at SB

Engineering Day at Monterey Road

Engineering Day at MR



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: 

Respect: We respect the views of others and cultivate positive relationships built on trust and accountability.

Integrity: We are honest and trustworthy. We aspire to the highest standards in all we do.

Teamwork: We recognize the talent of our students, staff, and community to provide a world class education through talent and teamwork.

Excellence: We aim for the highest levels of performance and academic achievement.

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.


At Atascadero USD, we strive for our students to be characterized by the following six qualities.

Our graduates are critical thinkers. They observe, wonder, create, and have the ability to solve real world problems. They are effective communicators conveying their thoughts and responses clearly and comprehensively. They have highly refined reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. We emphasize the importance of being a team player, and instill in our graduates the value of collaboration. As self-directed individuals, students at Atascadero USD accept responsibility for their education. They work to their full potential and value learning as a lifelong skill. We push our graduates to be college and career ready scholars, ready to navigate the pathways that connect education and employment to a productive, rewarding and secure life. Finally, our graduates are responsible and contributing citizens who display integrity and civic responsibility and positively contribute to their communities.