At the elementary level, students master standards in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. They also enrich their learning through special programs including music, visual arts, physical education, computer education and drug and substance abuse education.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM —
At the middle school level, all students take English, mathematics, science, social studies, music and physical education. Elective offerings include band, chorus, visual arts courses and career and technical education courses such as business, home economics, industrial arts and computer courses. At the completion of middle school, Paradise Valley students have a solid foundation for high school.
HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM —
High School Course Catalog
High school students must complete 22 units to graduate (with the exception of Paradise Valley High School students, who need 23 credits).
All students complete four units of English, three units
of social studies, four units of mathematics, three units
of science, one unit of physical education, one unit of career
and technical or fine arts and six units of elective courses (with the exception of Paradise Valley High School students, who need seven units of elective courses).
To enrich students' lives, there are many extracurricular
programs and clubs that promote involvement, decision making
and higher-level thinking.
Each high school offers at least one Signature Program which consists of specialized and highly focused areas of study. This program provides a unique opportunity for high school students to pursue academic excellence through a thematic emphasis. Students may apply for specific programs at any of the high schools.
Signature Programs featured at the following high schools are:
- Law Related Education and Project Lead the Way —
Horizon High School
- International Baccalaureate —
North Canyon High School
- Center for Research in Engineering, Science and Technology — CREST
Paradise Valley High School
- Community Outreach —
Pinnacle High School
- Air Force JROTC —
Shadow Mountain High School
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