Quartz Hill High School is pretty much the best high school in the Antelope Valley, but that's not saying much. There are many AP and honors courses, as well as a bare-bones IB program. However, while there are definitely wonderful teachers, they are few and far in between the mass of B level characters. Quite a few failed PHD's and college professor want-to-be's that don't know how to teach but talk and walk like they do. If your student know's his or her way around, he or she can definitely make an impression on tier 1 schools (Ivey League, Stanford, MIT, etc.) by the senior year, but the long journey to that end is tedious and difficult.