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About

Amador County Public Schools consists of the Amador County Unified School District and the Amador County Office of Education.  Our schools and communities are nestled in the heart of the Gold Country in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. A wonderful place to raise a family, Amador County is also close to San Francisco, Sacramento, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. We offer a variety of quality schools including two comprehensive high schools, one alternative high school, two junior high schools, six  elementary schools, one charter school, and an independent study program.

Our school district and county office work closely together to ensure our families receive a variety of educational services in the most effective way. We are a unified P-12 school district offering a variety of programs including a STEM magnet school, a VAPA magnet school, state preschool, career technical education, adult education, a variety of special education services, as well as traditional programs.

We serve about 4,000 P-12 and adult students. Our talented and committed teachers, support staff and administrators work hard to meet the individual needs of all of our students. We welcome family and community engagement at all levels. Our educational community is here to serve you!

Vision Statement

Amador County Public Schools, in partnership with our community, will graduate students who have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed and excel in higher education, careers, society and life. This vision will be achieved by adhering to rigorous academic standards, high expectations, a comprehensive curriculum, and a positive school climate.

Mission

Enriched by the diversity and deep traditions of our unique community, Amador County Public Schools will prepare, support, and inspire each student to achieve career and college success in a rapidly evolving world through highly engaging teaching, rigorous learning and innovative pathways supported by strong partnerships in a safe, caring and collaborative environment.

Objectives

Career & College

We will increase the number of students successfully completing career technical education (vocational) and college-prep courses by 100%.

Health

All students will demonstrate improvement in their social, emotional and physical health.

Academics

All students will advance along multiple academic measures toward meeting/exceeding standards in order to close achievement gaps and accelerate progress.

Connection

All students will show an increase in positive school engagement and connectedness with staff, peers and community.

Strategies

Ensure student social-emotional and physical well being through a comprehensive system of supports and resources for all students based on their individual needs.

Collaborate with staff, families and community to cultivate and strengthen partnerships that enrich and expand opportunities, preparing students for a rapidly evolving world.

Create caring, collaborative school environments that facilitate highly engaging, rigorous and personalized learning for all students through the use of effective strategies, practices and resources.

Develop and implement diverse, robust learning pathways to ensure students’ effective use of 21st-century thinking skills including creativity, communication, collaboration, and digital literacies.

Beliefs

We believe that…

  • Education is a shared responsibility.
  • All are entitled to a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment.
  • Continuous improvement and learning are necessary and supported for all individuals within our educational community.
  • Our connections to one another give us strength.
  • Our students are unique and will be recognized for their individual strengths.
  • Collaborative, honest and respectful teams are necessary to accomplish the complex work of educating all students.
  • Passionate and engaging teachers and staff produce life-changing outcomes and develop positive self-worth.
  • Transparency and open communication promote trust for all.
  • Diversity is a strength, equity is a must.
  • All students can and will learn.

Frequently Asked Questions

In an effort to clear the air more and be responsive to questions from the community, the following attached information is provided. If you have more questions, please contact Superintendent Amy Slavensky at 209-257-5353 or Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Jared Critchfield at 209-257-5345. 

Facilities & Finance FAQ 2018