Dear Parents and Guardians,


Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency will be implementing a new program for monitoring student loading and unloading. This new program is called SMART-Tag. It is the goal of the Agency to have all students utilizing the system as schools resume in-person education at each school site for which we provide transportation service.


Below are tabs for General Education High School, General Education Elementary/Middle School and Special Needs High School, and Special Needs Elementary/Middle School. Included are current bus rules and the form to be filled out for general transportation students requesting bus service. Special needs students require an IEP meeting to qualify for transportation.


The SMART-Tag system is software that allows our transportation administration team to oversee all school bus activity. This will ensure that all transported students are loaded onto the correct bus as well as unloaded at the appropriate stops.


For parents, there is a web-based Parent Portal that will provide access for parents to sign up for SMART-Tag alerts and receive emails or text messages when their child’s bus is approximately 10-15 minutes away from their stop. Parents can go through the sign-up process on the “Locate My Student” tab. There are two important questions you must answer when registering your student. You must select AVSTA when entering your student's school district, and when entering the student ID number, you must enter your student's 10-digit Student State ID.  If you need assistance getting the Student State ID, call your student's school. Parents, please note that Transportation Release Information is now being processed through the Portal.  Assign guardian(s) for your student during registration, you may also add guardians or make changes at any time.  

Bus Rider PORTAL

AVSTA - Lancaster CA

Antelope Valley Union High School District:

Antelope Valley High School, Eastside High School, Highland High School, Knight High School, Lancaster High School, Littlerock High School, Palmdale High School, Phoenix North, Quartz Hill High School, Soar High School, and Desert Pathways, and Pathways to Success.


Westside Union School District:

Anaverde Hills School, Joe Walker, Cottonwood, Leona Valley, Del Sur, Quartz Hill, Esperanza, Rancho Vista, Gregg Anderson, Sundown School, Hillview, Valley View, Westside Academy.

Lancaster School District:

Amargosa, The Leadership Academy, Desert View, Discovery, El Dorado, Endeavour, Fulton & Alsbury, Jack Northrop, Joshua, LAVA, Lincoln, Linda Verde, Linda Verde Center, Mariposa, Miller, Monte Vista, Nancy Cory, New Vista, Piute, Sierra, Sunnydale, West Wind.

Submit an Application for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program at:
Food Service Department
176 Holston Drive
Lancaster, CA 93535
Phone: (661) 575-1051

School Districts & School Calendars

Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency (AVSTA), serves three-member districts.

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