We educate every student to excel and contribute in a global society.


Superintendent's Office


 John Nickerson  

 John Nickerson, Ed. D. Superintendent

925.280.3900 x6602  


    Welcome to the Acalanes Union High School District!


    It is my privilege to lead the Acalanes Union High School District staff in its commitment to provide the absolute highest quality high school education for ALL students.  We value relevant and stimulating college and career prep curriculum, rich extra- and co-curricular opportunities, and strong support services in order for each student to have the optimal high school experience.  We find ourselves in a time of rapid and exciting change in high school education, and the District is working very hard to expand and enhance structure and programs to best meet the needs and interests of our students.


    The District offers incredible opportunities for students at its five high schools: Acalanes High School, Campolindo School, Las Lomas High School, Miramonte High School, and the Acalanes Center for Independent Study.  In June 2016, the California business community through their Campaign for Business and Education Excellence declared all four comprehensive high schools to be Honor Roll Schools for demonstrating consistent high levels of student academic achievement and college readiness, improvement in achievement levels over time and a reduction in achievement gaps among student groups. Additionally, three schools were named Gold Ribbon Schools by the California Department of Education for their tremendous gains in implementing the new academic content and performance standards recently adopted by the State Board of Education. 


    The District continues to provide the adult community opportunities through the Acalanes Adult Education Center.  Well in excess of 4000 adults are anticipated to benefit from the Center’s programming in the 2016-2017 school year.


    The District adopted its third Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) on June 29, 2016. The three-year plan addresses State and District priorities through actions to address the following six goals:


    1. Recruit, develop and retain high quality certificated, classified and administrative staff
    2. Provide facilities and learning environments conducive to 21st Century learning opportunities
    3. Further develop and implement high quality programs and educational opportunities for students to attain college and career readiness
    4. Expand course offerings and opportunities to promote access to relevant and engaging curriculum
    5. Increase English Language Learner academic achievement
    6. Provide safe, engaging and inclusive school sites and classrooms that address the social-emotional needs of all students


    Thank you for your support as together “We educate every student to excel and contribute in a global society.”



    John Nickerson, Superintendent