College and Career Opportunities

Graduates Throwing Caps In The Air

Our College and Career Opportunities page provides district-wide information and opportunities for students and families. Please check the website regularly to receive any new information regarding college admissions testing, financial aid, program updates, student test prep, and any new and upcoming college & career opportunities available for your student. Please feel free to email Melinda Villalovos, District College and Career Lead, at if you have any other questions.

PVSchools Student College & Career Planning Guides

Upcoming PVSchools College & Career Events

PVUSD District-Wide (All Students & Families) – for more info, contact

April 13th @ 6:00 - 7:00 PM - CC 101 presentation - Virtual Presentation Meeting Link

PVCC College & Career Navigators (All Students & Families) - for more info, contact

May 5th @ 6:00 PM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics FOI Highlight (Virtual)

Horizon High School (Horizon Students & Families) – for more info, contact

May TBD - Senior Awards Night

North Canyon High School (North Canyon Students & Families) – for more info, contact

May TBD - Senior Awards Night

Paradise Valley High School (Paradise Valley Students & Families) – for more info, contact

May TBD - Senior Awards Night

Pinnacle High School (Pinnacle Students & Families) – for more info, contact

May 23rd @ 7:00 PM  - Virtual Senior Awards Night

Shadow Mountain High School (Shadow Mountain Students & Families) – for more info, contact 

May 24th @ 7:00 PM  - Senior Awards Night

College & Career 101 Presentations

Copies of presentations delivered to families and students throughout 2021:

Download the Middle School-focused College & Career 101 slideshow presentation.

Watch the College & Career 101 presentation to families of students with IEPs and 504s.

Download the College & Career 101 presentation to families of students with IEPs and 504s.

Upcoming College Readiness Assessments


ACT 2021-2022 Test Dates (National)

ACT Testing Dates Link

2021-2022 ACT national test dates:

  • April 2, 2022
  • June 11, 2022
  • July 16, 2022


SAT 2021-2022 Test Dates (National)

SAT Testing Dates Link

2021-2022 SAT national test dates:

  • May 7, 2022
  • June 4, 2022

Free ACT Practice Resources




               FREE ACT TEST PREP LINK                




ACT Online Test Prep – Click on a Subject to Access a FREE Practice Test:

Math Practice Test

English Practice Test

Reading Practice Test

Science Practice Test

Writing Practice Test


Federal Financial Aid – FAFSA

Please contact colleges of interest for deadlines.



Free FAFSA Expert Help Is Available


Ask Benji - FAFSA Support

Text Benji

Benji is Arizona's free digital FAFSA assistant. Text Benji with your questions about FAFSA and financial aid and receive immediate answers. Get started by texting "Hi Benji" to 602-786-8171.

​​​​​​Arizona FAFSA Hotline

Students and families can call the Arizona FAFSA Hotline between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for free support with FAFSA completion, college applications, and next steps for enrollment. 

The hotline can be reached by calling:
1-833-AZFAFSA (293-2372)
Spanish: 1-833-MIFAFSA (643-2372)

​​​​​Schedule an Appointment

Students and families can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a local FAFSA expert. All appointments take place virtually via Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams.

Schedule an Appointment


Additional FAFSA and Financial Aid Assistance Links

College Goal Arizona Resource Page Link – List of FAFSA, Financial Aid and State College Resources

College Depot Appointment Request Link – Individual FAFSA Support, Financial Aid, General College Planning and Assistance

Be A Leader Foundation Assistance Link – Individual FAFSA support, College Application and next steps for your college enrollment

Tri-University Financial – Financial Aid Support and FAFSA Support


College Scholarship Search

High School College & Career Links