American Fork High School
Principal's Message

Just For You
Value for All
I learned the value of hard work by working hard. 
~ Margaret Mead

We strengthen our work ethic each time we work hard. It's a lesson our children can learn. But how can we compete with their notions of being a YouTube star or a gamer? Teaching our children about the value of hard work is also teaching them perseverance, patience, and strength. It's a lesson in the pride that comes from accomplishment, the importance of setting goals, and learning from both failures and successes. Most important, it's a lesson in learning to respect and connect with all those who work hard and make an honest living from the simplest to the most complex of jobs. This school year let's work on helping our children learn the value of hard work.
With something to think about . . .

Daniel P. Weishar
American Fork HS is holding Parent Teacher Conference on September 26 from 4 - 8 p.m.
Parents who participate on the School Community Council (SCC) assist in developing the yearly school improvement plan by working to identify the school’s most critical needs and recommending a course of action to meet those needs. Additionally, the council members are responsible for allocating the School LAND Trust Funds, which are intended to be used for implementing components of the school improvement plan. Also, the community council assists in developing and implementing the staff development plan, and advise the school’s principal regarding programs and other issues related to the school environment for student success.

AFHS has 3 SCC seats open for the upcoming school year. If you are interested in serving on our SCC, please email Melody Apezteguia at   to express your interest.
Sterling Scholar competition is on the horizon. 
Applications for AFHS Sterling Scholar will be available September 28-Oct 25 in the Counseling Office and Mrs. Holt (110) and Mrs. Hoopes (125) rooms.
Sterling Scholar is an academic competition for seniors. Seniors create an application in their skill area and submit it to compete against other AFHS seniors for the opportunity to represent AFHS in Region and State Sterling Scholar competition.
Winners receive scholarships and recognition at all levels.

If you are interested in learning more contact Mrs. Holt or Mrs. Hoopes at the high school.
There will be informational meetings for students Sept 18 and Sept. 26 during Flex. Go to Mrs. Hoopes, Mrs. Holt or the Counseling Office to get your planner stamped.
We'd like to announce the new Girls Head Basketball coach, Jason Herrud. J ason prepped at Selah High School in Washington playing both tennis and basketball. He served an LDS mission in Honduras, Tegucigalpa from 1996-98. Jason graduated from BYU in 2004 (History Teaching), and played tennis there. He worked at Alpine Summit Programs and AFHS for last 18 years. He earned a Masters in Administation (Education) from Grand Canyon University (2010). He has coached boys basketball at AFHS for 12 years as Freshman, Sophomore, JV, Varsity Asst. coach. He also coaches both boys and girls tennis teams at AF, and has for 12 years. 
Jason is married to Angela (Pollard) for 17 years and they have two sons, Landon (9th grade) & Preston (7th grade), and they live here in AF. Jason loves to hunt birds, go off-roading, play racket sports, and anything else competitive that has a ball. 

Girls Basketball Open Gym: If any 9-12 grade girls want to work on their basketball skills, there is an open gym every A day in the East Gym at 2:30 p.m.
KUTV Prep of the Week for Girls Soccer - Jamie Shepard (Midfielder) and Derik Dunn (Head Coach) were interviewed by KUTV. Watch the link here:
Next Thursday, September 13 there will be a free BBQ for all students who attend the varsity girls soccer game. Come out and support the girls and get a free dinner! It will be a WIN, WIN deal!
American Fork Winter Guard Auditions
When: October 12 from 3:30-6 p.m. 
Where: American Fork High School North Gym 
For: anyone grades 9-12 (no experience necessary) 
For more information please email  

Drivers Education
Parents! Did you know that all your questions about Drivers Education are on our website? How to pay for the class, range, and road are all answered step by step. Click on this link:
Driver Education classes are offered every other month at AFHS. Class is held in room 102 from 2:30-5:30 after school for nine days. The available class dates are: 
AFHS is offering ACT Prep Classes for the October 27 ACT. Classes will be taught Tuesday-Thursday from 2:30-4:00 pm in the media center. Cost is $15 per subject/class or $60 for all four classes. Registration for classes is September 10-24 at the finance office or online at

ACT Prep Class Dates:
September 25-27 Reading
October 2-4 Science
October 9-11 Math
October 23-25 English

Deadline to apply for a club charter is Friday, September 14 @ 2:45. Contact Kiersten Holt for more information.
UVU Concurrent Enrollment  Admissions is closed. September 7 is the last day to add a concurrent enrollment class. If your student is having problems with this contact Patty Smith
Please click HERE to review the Attendance Policy.
Late Bus will start September 4 at 3:30 pm in the front of the school. Drop off locations are 3515 W. Canyon Heights Dr, 3900 W. Morgan Blvd, Freedom Elementary, Legacy Elementary, 338 S. Storrs Avenue
Please click HERE to review our Dress Code Policy.
  • Room 2
  • Open Testing Hours*
  • Before School: 7:25-7:45 am B days only
  • LUNCH: Except B day Mondays
  • After School: 2:15-2:45 pm A days only
  • (A Mondays 1:15-1:30 pm)
  • FLEX: stamped planner
  • *BYU Independent Study exams by appointment only. Contact Mrs. Hancock at
Upcoming Events
September 7 - Sept 22
Fri, Sept 7
Volleyball Tournament 2:00 p.m.
Sat, Sept 8
Volleyball Tournament 8:30 a.m.
Boys XC - Wasatch Invitational at Soldier Hollow 8:00 a.m.
Mon, Sept 10
Senior CCR's Start - Counseling
Tues, Sept 11
Golf at Fox Hollow 8 a.m.
Volleyball at LPHS 3:30 p.m.
Tennis vs PGHS 3:30 p.m.
Wed, Sept 12
Golf at The Ranches 9 a.m.
Thur, Sept 13
Soccer vs PGHS 3:30 p.m.
Tennis vs Bingham 3:30 p.m.
Fri, Sept 14
Tennis at St. George Tournament
Football at Westlake 7 p.m.
Sat, Sept 15
Tennis at St. George Tournament
Marching Band Camp 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
XC at BYU Invitational 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Mon, Sept 17
Marching Band Family Show 7-9 p.m.
Tues, Sept 18
Volleyball vs Bingham 3:30 p.m.
Soccer vs Bingham 3:30 p.m.
Tennis at LPHS 3:30 p.m.
 Wed, Sept 19
Homecoming Film Festival 6 - 9 p.m. (More information will be on the AFHS Website)
Thur, Sept 20
Homecoming Assembly - Assembly Bell Schedule
Golf at Sleepy Ridge 8 a.m.
Soccer vs LPHS 3:30 p.m.
Fri, Sept 21
Girls XC at Bob Firman Invitational - Boise, ID
Boys XC at Nebo Invitational - Salem Hills HS 3:00 p.m.
Football vs LPHS 7 p.m.
Sat, Sept 22
Girls XC at Bob Firman Invitational - Boise, ID
Marching Band - Nebo Competition time TBD
Homecoming Dance at AFHS 8 p.m - 10:30 p.m.
Please visit our AFHS Calendar for more information.