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Join Atascadero High School for their spring Musical production of the comedy "Once Upon a Mattress!" 
This comedic retelling of the classic fairy tale "the princess and the pea" is appropriate for ALL ages. The show is a colorful, fun and professionally put together work of student art! Complete with elaborate musical scenes, dance numbers and beautiful vocals. For details, see the attached poster.

AMS 5K Color Fun Run on Saturday, April 29

Participate in the Atascadero Middle School Splash of Color Fun Run 5K and support AMS academic programs, visual and performing arts, technology, and athletics. More info

Atascadero High School Career Pathways
AHS has seven career pathways. The video production class under the direction of Ivan Bradley has created a video to introduce students to each pathway. See the video on Food Service and Hospitality below.

CAPS Save the Date August 26

Student riding bike
Two Wheel Transit Comes Alive in AUSD!

Students are enjoying the thrill and success of bicycling through a district-wide elementary cycling program. Thanks to the excellent work of our Elementary PE Teachers, students are learning safety, the rules of the road, and the health benefits 
Student riding bikeof bicycling. Thanks to our sponsors, K-Man Cycling, Ride Share, and the Bicycle Coalition, we have a class set of bicycles, helmets, and trailers to store and transport the bikes to our elementary campuses. All of this has resulted in our AUSD students benefiting from a wonderful learning experience.


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Watching AUSD Build Beautiful Buildings with 
Your Bond Dollars
Atascadero HIgh School Science and Shops rendering

"The knee bone connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone connected to the hip bone..." An architectural rendering of a new biology classroom/lab, a portion of work associated with the Atascadero High School Science and Shops project.

This project, a collective of 8 science rooms and 2 vocational education shops is anticipated to begin construction in January, 2018. More Info on AUSD Bond Projects

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

AHS Geometry Students Tour Daniel's Wood Land

AHS Geometry students at Daniel's Wood Land
Ron Daniels of Daniels Wood Land in Paso Robles took 9 of Ms. McDaniel's Geometry students around for a tour. The students learned about the work ethic it takes to build a successful business from the ground up. Ron also described the way his team uses math to create their amazing products. It was a fun and inspiring afternoon! 


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.