American Canyon High School

New Campus

American Canyon, CA

Designed to meet the District’s Educational Program, American Canyon High School (ACHS) is an environmentally responsible, innovative campus constructed to bring a sense of identity to the City of American Canyon. Dubbed “America’s Greenest High School” by the Huffington Post in 2012, ACHS is one of the highest scoring schools in California approved under the Collaborative for High Performance School (CHPS) Verified program, and a DSA High Performance School.

Organized around a double ellipse pathway and campus green are the library, administration building, a 400-seat theater, a 2,500-seat gymnasium, four small learning communities and several specialized academy buildings. This new campus provides a civic presence for the growing suburban community of American Canyon.

Making a Difference
Showcasing for its students and community that sustainability of our environments and buildings is critical, American Canyon High School is a welcoming and progressive place of learning for the suburban Napa community.
"ACHS has been designed to be a learning environment that is healthy and productive, as well as resource-efficient and community-oriented. It is truly a model high performance school… We [are] lucky to count such an impressive project among the list of CHPS Verified schools."
-Bill Orr, Executive Director, Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)

School District
Napa Valley Unified School District

260,000 sq.ft. (New Construction)

Completion Date
August 2010

Final Construction Cost


High School
New Construction
New Campus
Weight Room
Track & Field


CHPS Verified

DSA High Performance School


2012 Honor Award, Leroy F. Greene Design + Planning Award | CASH & AIA California

2009 Merit Award, Leroy F. Greene Design + Planning Award | CASH & AIA California