Apple Valley High School (Minnesota)

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Apple Valley High School
AppleValleyHighSchoolSide.jpg
Apple Valley High School from its western side
Home of the Eagles
Address
14450 Hayes Road
Apple Valley, Minnesota
USA
Information
Type Public
Established 1976
Principal Michael Bolsoni
Number of students approx. 1,650
Mascot Eagle
Newspaper The Talon (digital)
Yearbook The Aerie
News program EaglEye
Colors Brown, Gold, and White             
Website

Apple Valley High School (AVHS), is a public four-year high school in Apple Valley, Minnesota.[1] It is one of the five high schools serving Independent School District 196 (Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District).[2] The school was completed in 1976 as the second high school added to the district.[2] It is also affiliated with the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL).[3]

Curriculum[edit]

Through the Minnesota state Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program, students are eligible to take classes at state colleges and universities.

Awards[edit]

Apple Valley High School received an award from the Blue Ribbon Schools Program,[2] which is considered the highest accolade an American school can receive.[4] It has also been selected as one of the "140 best high schools" in the United States, and has gained recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Scholastic Coach and Athletic Journal, and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Apple Valley High School played in the Lake Conference,[5] which is part of the Minnesota State High School League. Since opening in 1976, the school has accumulated 65 state championships, placing it second overall in the number of state championships won in Minnesota. The school competes in the South Suburban Conference.

Forensics[edit]

Apple Valley High School is also noted for its outstanding forensics program. It offers both speech and debate, and students must try out for both these teams near the beginning of the year. Outstanding accolades have been received at the National Forensics League (NFL) national tournament. The speech team has received numerous Speech & Debate Team of Excellence awards, and has had many national champions. Apple Valley holds the MinneApple annual debate tournament, which draws teams from across the Midwest.[6]

Fab lab[edit]

In 2015, Apple Valley High School opened a fab lab, the third in Minnesota, to individuals and businesses as part of its STEM program.[7] It was built with a $3 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Labor and sponsorships from companies such as Uponor and UTC Aerospace Systems.[8][9]

Notable alumni[edit]

State championships[edit]

State championships
Season Sport Number of championships Years
Fall Soccer, boys 9 1984, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2009, 2010
Soccer, girls 1 1995
Volleyball, girls 2 1985, 1992
Football 2 1986, 1993
Swimming and diving, girls 2 1990, 1994
Winter Hockey, girls 2 1995, 1998
Basketball 2 2013, 2015
Dance, girls 4 1984, 1985, 1991, 1995
Wrestling 24 1983, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Gymnastics, girls 2 1989, 2001
Swimming and diving, boys 2 1989, 2001
Spring Baseball 1 2006
Golf, boys 2 1992, 1993
Track and field, boys 3 1986, 1991, 1992
Track and field, girls 7 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006
Total 65

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Apple Valley High School". Apple Valley High School. Independent School District No. 196. Retrieved 2007-05-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d "History of Apple Valley High School". Apple Valley High School. Independent School District No. 196. Retrieved 2007-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Apple Valley High School". Activity page. Minnesota State High School League. Retrieved 2007-05-06. 
  4. ^ Rubin, Ben (2006). "CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department". Journal Inquirer. Archived from the original on August 19, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Lake Conference". Member schools. Retrieved 2007-05-06. 
  6. ^ https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=2116
  7. ^ "About". Apple Valley High School Fab Lab. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "New Fab Lab Promotes Careers in Science, Techology, Engineering and Math". DCTC News. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Apple Valley High School students find passion for STEM in new 'Fab Lab'". KMSP-TV. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Brady Beeson". CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
  11. ^ "SPOKANE RE-SIGNS K BRADY BEESON". Spokane Empire. Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Council of Apple Valley, Dakota County, Minnesota, held January 28th, 2010, at 8:00 o'clock p.m., at Apple Valley Municipal Center.". City of Apple Valley. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "Friday, May 31, 2013". KSTP-TV, LLC. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  14. ^ "Arden Cho". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  15. ^ "Watch Breanne Duren's Exclusive "Gold Mine" Video Premiere | Teen Vogue". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  16. ^ "Owl City cohort Breanne Duren digging "Gold"". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  17. ^ "David Fischer". Hockey’s Future. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Working overtime". Minnesota Hockey Hub | MN Boys High School Hockey. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  19. ^ "Seth Green, Nathan Fillion, Neil Patrick Harris, Megan Fox Set for 'Robot Chicken' DC Comics Special". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  20. ^ "'Robot Chicken' Duo Launch Animation Studio". Hollywood Reporter. 
  21. ^ "Doug Hutchison - Biography - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". www.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  22. ^ "Actor's path to silver screen started on Apple Valley stage | ECM Archives". archives.ecmpublishers.com. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  23. ^ http://www.sbnation.com/2015/6/25/8849241/nba-draft-2015-results-tyus-jones
  24. ^ "Trevor Laws". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Mike Lundin". The Official Site of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Shani Marks". www.usatf.org. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  27. ^ "Bob Martin". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  28. ^ "Leyna Nguyen". LockerDome. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  29. ^ "Derek Rackley". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Catching up with Carol Ann (Shudlick) Smith". www.gophersports.com. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  31. ^ "Apple Valley's Sonie chosen Mr. Football". www.twincities.com. Pioneer Press. December 14, 2008. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  32. ^ "Erik Westrum". Minnesota Selects Hockey. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°44′34″N 93°13′50″W / 44.74278°N 93.23056°W / 44.74278; -93.23056