• Earn College Credit

    Please visit the PVHS Dual Enrollment website (must be signed in to a Google account to view).

    Paradise Valley High School offers a variety of dual enrollment courses which are completed on our high school campus. After the student completes the necessary criteria to enroll in the dual enrollment course, they will receive both high school credit and college credit for the same course once the student completes the course. For example, a student who takes AP Calculus AB at PVHS and completes all the necessary dual enrollment criteria will receive high school math credit and 4 college credits for MAT221 for the same course.

    For more details and registration information, contact the PVHS Dual Enrollment Coordinator, Tahla Jarrell (tjarrell@pvschools.net or 602-449-7015).  You may also contact the Rio Salado Dual Enrollment Coordinator, Butch Bodine (bodine@riosalado.edu or 480-517-8379).

    Accuplacer testing is provided in the spring.  Please contact the coordinator if you are interested.

    Payment Information

    A 3-credit class at a state university costs $2,222 plus books.

    A 3-credit dual enrollment class costs $270 with no cost for books.  This is a significant savings!

    Payment is made to Rio Salado and is due at the time of registration.

    Placement Testing

    Nearly all Dual Enrollment classes with Rio Salado require either a placement test score, a high school AZMerit score of proficient, or a prerequisite course (NEWGPAs accepted for some math classes).

    • Placement scores are good for 2 years and are valid for any Maricopa Community College. If a student does not make the qualifying score the first time, they are permitted to take the test again after 24 hours.
      • An additional re-test is permitted no sooner than three months from the first time they tested.
    • Placement tests are provided at no charge to students at any Rio Salado Testing Site or any Maricopa Community College, including Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC).  Read about PVCC's testing services.
    • View sample questions for math tests and reading comprehension.
    • Get help on the WritePlacer.
    • Students will NOT be allowed to test without the following items:
      • Photo ID, such as a school ID, driver's license/permit, passport or state issued ID card (Copies are not accepted).
      • A Community College Student ID number (i.e. 34123456). See registration process on the Dual Enrollment Website for steps to receive a student ID number.