Award Year: 2019

Aviara Oaks Elementary School

6900 Ambrosia Lane
Carlsbad, CA, 92011-5059

(760) 331-6000

Mr. James Hines, Principal at time of Nomination

Carlsbad Unified School District

School Website

School FaceBook

School Social Media

School Twitter


At Aviara Oaks Elementary, our Mission is to develop lifelong learners through quality education, collaboration, and communication to build productive, successful citizens of our community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 56%
  • Hispanic: 25%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Two or more races: 9%
Principal Hines motivating students at Aviara Oaks monthly school assembly

Principal Hines motivating students at Aviara Oaks monthly school assembly

To prepare students to be globally competitive with 21st century skills, the implementation of technology is a main priority at Aviara Oaks Elementary (AOE). As a Google district, we use G Suite to tailor instruction by providing an innovative way to work online, while collaborating and communicating with a wider audience. We have one to one Chromebooks in grades 1-5, as well as a computer lab that all students K-5 visit. Students access a variety of apps at home and at school through their single sign-on Clever portal, such as Smarty Ants, Achieve 3000, Reading Counts, TrueFlix, Britannica, and World Book Online. Through the use of Smart Boards, document cameras, and Chromecasting, teachers can interact and further engage students, while supporting all modalities of instruction.

Aviara Oaks Elementary Staff and family community uphold the highest expectations for all students by creating an environment which leads to success. Providing equitable access of resources allows students to achieve regardless of their socio-economic status.

Through a comprehensive plan of aligned curriculum, strategies, technology, and interventions along with a school culture of meeting and exceeding expectations, our students benefit from instruction that is intentional, relevant, and meaningful. AOE Core Values assure there is no limit to how high our eagles can soar.