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Welcome to AUSD
Our Mission, Vision, Core Values, Graduate Profile and District Goals

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

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2017-2018 Registration and Information

Greybots are World Champions!

After 21 matches and 300 teams from around the world, Atascadero Greybots Team 973 moved into the finals to take the world championship this past weekend. The team set the World High Score!
The Greybots teams poses with their trophies and awards
Close up image of two of the Greybots awards

Monterey Road Elementary School Receives California Green Schools Award

Monterey Road Elementary School in Atascadero Unified School District was recently awarded Silver Recognition for the California Green Schools Award for the second year in a row.

Green Ribbon Schools demonstrate exemplary achievement in three “pillars.” Pillar I: reduce environmental impact and costs; Pillar II: improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and Pillar III: provide effective environmental education that teaches many disciplines and is especially good at effectively incorporating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, civic skills, and green career pathways. Read More

AUSD One-to-One
Atascadero Unified School District is pleased to announce that our One-to-One Technology initiative is ahead of schedule. By the end of March all of the elementary schools will have one-to-one student technology in place for all 3rd-5th grade students. Thanks to our students and staff for a highly successful implementation. It’s exciting to see our students effectively using technology in the learning process. Go AUSD!

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.

College and Career Ready!

AHS student pose in front of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department

On Tuesday, April 25, thirteen AHS Honors Geometry students visited the SLO County Sheriff's Department Crime Lab.  The students heard from several forensic specialists and saw the equipment used to analyze fingerprints and crime scene evidence.  The crime lab professionals also gave great advice to the students about what they would need to do in order to pursue a career in that field.  Thank you to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office for investing time in and inspiring our kids!

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.

AUSD Calendar of Events

Atascadero Middle School Digital Art & Yearbook students are putting together another fun show @ Bru Coffeehouse! The Opening Reception will be on May 4th, from 5PM-6:30PM. There will be live music performed by Hiram Burrus' students and appetizers provided by the students. All of the photos will be for sale and the students get to keep the money they make from sales!  We hope to see you there but if you can not make the reception, don't worry, for the student's photos will be hanging on the walls of Bru Coffeehouse the entire month of May! 

CAPS Save the Date August 26

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! 

Fine Arts Academy Students created unique bowls for the Empty Bowl Fundraiser

Fine Arts students showing off their bowls

Fifty of the fabulous Ceramics' kiddos at Fine Arts Academy have been working hard to glaze bowls for the Empty Bowl Fundraiser on April 27th for Echo Homeless Shelter. It is to be held from 11-2 on Thursday at ABC Church. The students put their artistry and heart into these bowls, and they, and we, are so very proud of their results.  To view more information on the Echo Homeless Shelter, please visit
Carolyn Balogh posing with her creative students and their bowls

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