Digital Academy for Advanced Placement Scholars at Shadow Mountain High School
Students in this program enjoy the full range of extracurricular high school activities while being challenged in a program for gifted students interested in information technology. The DAAPS program features student-centered teaching; study that integrates coursework in core subjects, showing relationships and dichotomies in major fields of study; inquiry and project-based learning; extensive student collaboration.
The course study is flexible, allowing students to choose between a three- or four-year completion track and the opportunity to earn 30 or more college credits.
Application requirements: Gifted identification, or exceed standards on AIMS in two of three areas plus a 3.5 GPA, and a student statement and a teacher recommendation. Students will be expected to be self-directed and self-motivated learners; have a desire to investigate social and educational dimensions of information technology, and be interested in information technology and digital learning processes.
CREST Center for Research in Engineering, Science, and Technology
CREST offers exceptional students the opportunity to study in a school-within-a-school at Paradise Valley High School, and to focus their studies on Biotechnology, Engineering or Computer Technology. Students must apply for admission.
The International Baccalaureate Program at North Canyon High School
The IB program is an internationally recognized honors program that creates well-rounded students, rigorous learners and lets students earn college credit that is applicable not just to American universities but universities around the world.