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Health clinics

There are free medical and health services available for AUSD students.  At Antioch High, clinic hours are:

  • Tuesdays:
    8 a.m.-noon

  • Wednesdays:
    8 a.m.-noon

  • For info: 510.682.0521;

Panther Pantry

Every third Friday from 3:15-4 p.m. Antioch High in partnership with the Contra Costa Food Bank provides free groceries to our students. Given on a first-come/first-serve basis, the giveaway is in the lobby of the Big Gym. Our last distribution of the school year is May 19. 

Team spirit


Winter sports: 

Men, women's basketball,
Men, women's soccer

Spring sports:
Starts Feb. 6

Baseball, softball,
Men’s golf,
Men’s tennis,
Track & Field,
Swimming & diving,
Men’s volleyball

In the News

Shining star

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Read about 2016 grad Shanice Blake and her inspiring journey: http://www.

Local support

The following have contributed to  Antioch High. Please consider supporting these local businesses:
Bagel Street Cafe
Diamond Hills Club
El Campanil Theatre
Dr. John Esterkyn
Little Manuel's
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
Mac's Old House
Mike's Pastry
Umpqua Bank
Peet's (Brentwood)
Ralph Garrow Real Estate
Red Caboose
ServicePros Plumbing
Dr. Stacey Duckett chiropractic
Starbucks (18th & A)
Tux of Class
Wild Orchids Salon

Mat moves

Senior Kenny Lefin recently (at left here with captain Victor Ramos) entered the North Coast Section as an unseeded wrestler in a 48-man bracket and went on to compete at State. Lefin is the first state qualifier from Antioch High since 2012 and the 2017 BVAL champion. 

Panther to Tide

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Najee Harris stays true to his word and our mighty Panther is attending Alabama. Harris recently completed his studies at Antioch High to be able to attend college now rather than in the fall. The top Panther football player also made headlines by being named Player of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and for taking the national stage during the Army All-American football game in Texas on Jan. 7. He was also recently named SportStars NorCal Player of the Year.  We'll miss this charming and talented student and wish him all the best.

A super season!

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The boys’ team clinched the BVAL title and won its first NCS championship game in 20 years. Coach David Driskell said this year’s group is “by far the most unified team I’ve ever had. This is a very smart team.” Congrats to our team for a fabulous and exciting season. (Michael Pohl photo)

4-day weekend coming up

Antioch High School, along with the entire Antioch Unified School District, will not have classes on May 26 (a Friday) or on May 29 (a Monday) in honor of the Memorial Day weekend. Our regular school schedule resumes on May 30. Enjoy this extended time off.

Campus construction updates


Antioch High's modernization and renovation continues. Construction of the new cafeteria (where the original office was located) and the 1100 wing (former library and classrooms) is in progress.

The 1100 wing (the back of the school) is being transformed into a state-of-the-art Media Technology Center, and on target for a fall reveal. The area will feature green screen audio/video capability and modern technology classrooms.

In addition to a spacious cafeteria, this area (right before the 400 hall) will sport a wide open quad area with lush landscape. It is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2018. A live stream of this construction area is now available 24/7 via this link

The last phase of our Measure B Bond update includes the aquatic swim center, and updating the final three hallways and classrooms in the 300, 400 and 500 wings.




The next Local Control Accountability Plan meeting is from 6-7:30 p.m. May 30 at Kimball Elementary School. The evening will include the LCAP update and review of the first LCAP draft. Snacks, beverages, childcare, and translation services will be provided. 


Summer school applications are available in the main office and can be downloaded here (see attachment).  It will be held at DVHS from 6/19 - 7/27 (Monday - Thursday) from 8:15- 3:00pm.  Applications are due by 4/7.


Class of 2017 countdown

Please note the following important dates:

  • Distribution of Caps and Gowns: May 23. In Government and Economics Classes. Students without Gov or Econ, pick up cap and gowns in Vice Principal’s office.
  • Sports Awards Night: May 23, 7 p.m., Beede
  • Academy Senior Celebrations: May 25, 4-6 p.m.
  • Senior Campout— June 1, 8 p.m.
  • Finals: Week of May 30 to June 2
  • Baccalaureate: Holy Rosary Church, June 4, 7 p.m. Must be in cap and gown
  • Graduation practice: June 7, 1:15 P.M., Beede, mandatory. Distribution of graduation tickets after practice (8 tickets each; no exceptions)
  • Plaque laying: June 7, immediately after graduation practice, Main Arcade
  • Graduation dress rehearsal: June 8, 3:45 p.m., Beede, mandatory. Must be in cap and gown.
  • Graduation Ceremony: June 9. Report to Beede at 6:30 p.m.; ceremony at 8 p.m.
  • All-Night Party, Kangazoom (Old Golf and Games), 10:30 p.m. June 9 to 4:30 a.m. June 10. Tickets on sale during both lunches Tuesdays, and available in Student Accounts. $65. Info: 209-248-0490
  • Extra announcements: $1.50 each; Mrs. Shier’s office.

The Positivity Project, No. 4

Antioch High's latest program connects students and staff. The Positivity Project allows staff to surprise a student - or students - with words of appreciation, support and gratefulness. Here's Project No. 4 featuring Ms. Ali Guerrero honoring senior Aaron Vidal.

Thanks to our student Media Duo of Gage English and Renaldo Mendoza, who produced this.

Previous Positivity Projects:

- Mr. Nick Wisely honors his Link Crew ...

- Ms. Helen Chaffins with student Tyrone McGee.

- Ms. Shira Sweitzer and her Peer Mediation class.

Panther Pride!


County supervisor Federal Glover presented Trey Hall with a Youth Hall of Fame for Contra Costa. The senior, along with four students from across CCC, were honored during a special meeting, which included a tribute to Cesar Chavez with music, dance and guest speakers. Forty Antioch High students also attended the event, where Trey was named Valiant Volunteer. This makes back-to-back awards for this senior, who won Antioch Youth of the Year last spring. 

Your voice matters

The California School Parent Survey is an opportunity for you to help this school by sharing your opinions about it. Your opinions are important, and the school is interested in hearing them. We are interested in your thoughts on this school’s efforts to promote academic success and well-being for every student, regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, or other circumstances. If you have more than one child at this school, please think about the oldest of these children as you answer the questions. For the link to survey, click here.

Music to our ears


Congrats to Kaycee Clark! The 4.0 senior was accepted into University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music, one of the oldest and most prestigious music school's West of the Mississippi. In addition to this being a huge honor, Kaycee is one of few women to be accepted into the Jazz Studies Program, which is dominated by men. Music director Sarah Phelan said "She has four years of rigorous theory courses and amazing opportunities to work with some of the best in her field. She also has the opportunity to work alongside some of the best upcoming young artists in the country - some from the world-renowned Brubeck Institute. She is an amazing student." A round of applause to Kaycee.

Real-world connections


Nearly 20 AMS students visited Antioch High for a special event partnering with our Jewels of EDGE and female engineers. The 8th-graders did a small project, had lunch and talked with AHS students and the engineers. It was a great day for the Eagles, who will fly over to Panther Country next fall. Thanks to teachers Samantha Wilson and Henry James, our Jewels and work-based learning coordinator Stephanie Marple for the great day.

Mr. Panther 2017


Gary Wallace (here with escort Brenda Macias) was crowned
Mr. Panther for 2017. Rounding out the court were AJ Xaysana, Deontay Currie, Neel Sahota, Jacob Hines and Treyvon Hall. The king tradition was created by the Class of 1979 and is celebrated at the end of basketball season, while the school's homecoming queen is chosen during football season.




On the right path


Educators from across the United States visited Antioch High School's Linked Learning Pathways to gain more info about creating similar programs in their schools. About 80 participants toured classrooms with students leading the way. Said Principal Louie Rocha: "I'm proud of our students, staff and our campus. This visit was a huge success. I especially want to thank our student ambassadors from each academy who helped to greet our guests, escort them on classroom tours, and share in conversation. The feedback was all positive, and our guests were very impressed by our students and faculty."

Holiday pantry a big success


Antioch High's Warm for the Holidays event was wonderfully inspiring and joyful. It took a herculean team effort to give more than 120 families (650 adults and children) new books, coats, toys and food. Our young visitors played at the art station and took photos with Santa while their parents shopped. Nearly 100 student volunteers helped at each station and played personal shoppers to our guests. It was heartwarming. During the last few weeks, we had another 100 or so help organize, sort, pack and move an entire gym's worth of treats. There's a long list of folks to thank starting with Principal Louie Rocha, our staffers, AUSD and community including Antioch Rotary and more. It's a beautiful tribute to our giving campus and supportive city. #ThisIsAntiochHigh


Panthers' great season

The Panthers battled hard but fell short in its bid for the NCS championship title, taking second in the division. It's been a strong and exciting road for all. We're proud our team had such a successful season. The last time the Panthers were at this level was in 1977. Congrats to all the student athletes, team staff, coaches and all who cheered on our team.

Fabulous Follies

Antioch High’s music department hit it out of the park with its first Panther Follies last weekend. The cabaret-style evening featured Music Masters and the Show Choir performing numbers from “West Side Story,” “Cinderella,” “Wicked,” “Ragtime,” and “Kiss Me Kate,” accompanied by an accomplished pianist.
Choir director Sarah Phelan plans to make this an annual event.


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Hot diggity dog!


Runners + Dogs = Fun! Antioch High is thrilled about its new Panther Tails program, which buddies up the cross country team and Antioch Animal Shelter dogs. Students loved the pups; the dogs got fresh air and exercise; and adoption may increase. Thanks to Chief Allan Cantando and Principal Louie Rocha for green lighting this right out of the gate, and to Coach Lisa Cuza for saying yes! It's community engagement at its best. KTVU recently did a live feed on this exciting program on Sept. 22, and aired an additional segment on this engaging program.  #ThisIsAntiochHigh



Raging rally


Panther Country kicked it into high gear with a fun-filled rally and a crushing football game against Lincoln. Our championship team won the game 67-38! On Sept. 16 the Panthers are at Rancho Cotate and on Sept. 23, we'll be at De LaSalle. Our championship team returns home on Oct. 7 against Freedom High.  


Welcome to Panther Country

We're happy to welcome our new and returning students to Antioch High, home of the Panthers. Built in 1955, our school has a long history of pride, spirit, academic and athletic excellence and strong community. We're in the midst of renovating our 60-year-old school. The current updates are the cafeteria and quad area (near the office), the 1100 wing transformation into a media and tech center and completion of updating all classes and halls. Last year we saw the beautiful unveiling of our fabulous Eells Stadium and the office-library building. Here's wishing you a fantastic school year.
Go, Panthers!



New vice principals

Antioch High has two new vice principals joining our winning team. Nadia Kline-Taylor will oversee the environmental academy while Stephon Cartwright takes on LEAD.
We welcome this fresh duo to Panther Country!


Goodbye, office

Antioch High's original 1955 office was taken down in early August to make way for a spacious cafeteria and inviting quad area. The modernization of those two areas is set to be done by late 2017. Also, the entire 1100 hall and vintage library will be transformed into a media center, while the remainder of the halls and classrooms will be finished. Those upgrades should be complete by spring of 2017. The campus-wide renovation is made possible by voters passing Bond Measure B. 



Congrats to the Class of 2016!

Michigan U leads camp


Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan University coaching team held a football camp at Antioch High for some 200 student athletes on June 23. The two-hour event was held on Eells Field with parents and Harbaugh fans in the bleachers. The top-notch camp featured an array of drills, tips and hands-on work with the coaches. Members of Antioch High's championship football team were on hand, as well as coaches including head coach John Lucido and principal Louie Rocha. The
No. 1 recruit in the nation, AHS running back Najee Harris, worked one-on-one with a Michigan coach during the session. 


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Panther Parade

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Despite just a few days to organize, the debut of Antioch High's Senior Panther Parade was a hit. Some 40 Panthers enjoyed rock-star status and the elementary students at Belshaw, Fremont, Kimball and Marsh were overjoyed to see the
soon-to-be grads in caps and gowns. Staff and students cheered and clapped as our seniors walked around. It was a great way for the Class of 2016 to see where they begin 13 years ago and for the elementary students to make these connections and be inspired to continue to the graduation finish line.
A new Antioch High tradition has been born.

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Fabulous prom


Antioch High held its first Buddy Club Prom, which beautifully mixed its special ed students with traditional learners. The prom, held in the school's vintage library, featured testimonials from mentors, awards, scholarships, food, photos and music. The club is the brainchild of junior Savannah Vanderzwan, who came up with the concept so that "all students" could enjoy the high school experience. In addition to the weekly meetings, the club has had several special gatherings and field trips. Teacher Andy Lemos is the advisor. Principal Louie Rocha was impressed by the students who coordinated the event and said "I'm proud to be the principal of AHS."



Super scholarships

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Antioch High hosted its annual Scholarship Night on May 10 in Beede Auditorium. The stage was filled with about 65 students, who received more about $72,000 in scholarships. Friends and family came out to celebrate the seniors, who were honored with about 125 scholarships by a variety of individuals, memorials, annual, alum, businesses and community. Special thanks to the Antioch Community Scholarship Fund committee, which worked tirelessly with College & Career lead Kashauna Clipps and Vice Principal Lindsay Wisely to make the event a success, and, to the Class of 1966 for its generous scholarships.


Big Blue pays a visit

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Everybody wants to be part of Panther Country, including Coach Jim Harbaugh, who would love to have our Najee Harris become a Michigan Wolverine. Harbaugh paid a visit to AHS on Jan. 19 and meet with Harris (the No. 1 high school running back), along with Wolverine defensive line coach Greg Mattison, Jay Harbaugh, principal Louie Rocha, offensive coordinator Brett Dudley and head coach John Lucido. In mid-December Harris was visited by the head coaches from Notre Dame and Cal Berkeley.

We are the champions

Our mighty Panthers put up a tough fight against Foothill in the NCS semi-finals on Nov. 28. The Pleasanton team edged out AHS by 55-54 in the last minute of the game. One veteran preps sports editor said it was one of the "greatest high school games" he'd ever seen. The football team ends this tremendous season with an 11-0 record; the best since 1977.  We applaud the team and coaches for an amazing job, and students and staff for the fabulous support and spirit. Go, Panthers!


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Renovations continue


In 2012, our community showed its support by voting yes

on Measure B. We plan to honor your investment of our historic campus with a strong and vibrant modernization

of Antioch High over the next couple years. Our website via the RENOVATIONS page provides a variety of info - from detailed plans and drawings to the timeline of the changes happening here on campus.


Panther Pride!

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Antioch High marched away with a bundle of top awards at the recent Cupertino Tournament of Bands.
Up against 16 other high schools, this was the marching group's first competition of the year. And, they hit it out of the park by winning first place in three categories: Auxiliary, Percussion and Military Marching. We're so proud of our hard-working student musicians, including drum major Carlos Amaral, drum captain Gregory Lewis, and letter captain Mia Steinmetz, along with band director Mr. Kenan Baker. Big thanks to the Antioch Band Boosters Association for its help and support. Go, Panthers!

Home of the Panthers

Principal Louie Rocha
Vice Principals
Jarod Bordi
Stephon Cartwright
Michael Flosi
Nadia Kline-Taylor

700 West 18th Street
Antioch, California 94509

Join the after school fun


Today: 5/24/17

Non-school days

May 26 & May 29:
Memorial Day weekend
June 9: Summer break begins

Class of 2017!

Graduation rehearsals:
June 7 and 8, Beede

Graduation: June 9,
Eells Stadium
All-Night Party: June 9, Kangazoom (Antioch)

Photo finish: Visit the ABC website for your senior portrait.


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Panther talent


Our recent mini VAPA (visual arts/performing arts) was a big hit thanks to a great array of performances including dance, song and band, impressive art and tasty food. Our big VAPA will be in late spring and jam packed with even more fun.

Applause, applause


Cheers to Ms. Anne Swatzeel and Ms. Shira Sweitzer, shown here being congratulated by
Principal Louie Rocha, for being honored as two of the top teachers by the Antioch Schools Education Foundation's Mary Allan Fellows award event. Both English teachers were celebrated, along with 10 other AUSD educators, for their commitment, dedication and innovative spirit to their students. We're so proud of these Antioch High teachers! 

Going to the next level

Feb. 1 was National Signing Day (when high school students sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football.) Antioch High honored two Panthers moving on to the next level. In the fall, Isaiah Dunn heads to Oregon State University while Nate Jackson attends Wayne State (Nebraska). It was a packed house with family, staff and students cheering on the duo. Congrats to these wonderful young men and best of luck!

Mayor's Cup remains

October's Antioch vs. Deer Valley match turned out to be an exciting game with the Panthers trailing 19-8 with less than five minutes remaining in the third quarter. But, our team came through in a big way winning 44-19 and retaining the Mayor's Cup for the third year in a row. 

Hooray for Homecoming!

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Tatiana Mendez (escorted by Gary Wallace) was named homecoming queen with a first-of-its-kind announcement for Panther Country. Jim Harbaugh, renowned Michigan University and former 49er coach, read the big reveal during halftime. The princess court featured Savannah Vanderzwan (Cole Kies), Catherine Quecan (Jeromy Quach), Esmeralda Fregoso (Bernado Mendoza), Kathy Valenciano (Carlos Lopez) and Chelsea Abillano (Michael Sellers). The Panthers beat the Liberty Lions, after an hour brown out in the stadium, 62-25. 


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A Panther first

During a special program on Oct. 7, AHS senior Najee Harris was presented with an All-American Bowl jersey by the
US Army. Only a select few high school players are invited to this prestigious game, which will be held in San Antonio on Jan. 7. We're proud of Najee, his work ethic and nice spirit. To learn about the story behind the talented player, click on the link for the latest installment by the San Francisco Chronicle. http://projects.