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North Valley Arts Academies

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Explore. Create. Shine. NVAA offers an exceptional arts education!

Does your child love the arts? What if they could create every day at school? The North Valley Arts Academies, our premiere arts program, provides students an opportunity to shine bright in Dance, Theatre, Music Technology, or Visual Art. Many students from outside of PVSchools boundaries join this exclusive program.

Students learn from our award-winning arts teachers and fully immerse themselves in the creative process through participation in our “school within a school” program. Whether your child is new to the arts or seasoned in their craft, NVAA provides a comprehensive arts education from grades K-12 at Desert Cove Elementary School, Shea Middle School, and Shadow Mountain High School.

If your child is passionate about the arts, look no further. The North Valley Arts Academies at PVSchools offer opportunities for students to hone their craft while gaining skills in collaboration, leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking through our accelerated arts education during the school day. Due to the specialization and postsecondary readiness provided by NVAA, our graduates have gone on to pursue BFA degrees at top arts programs in the nation. 

About the NVAA Program at PVSchools

The mission of the North Valley Arts Academies is to foster creative and confident artists who are committed to and passionate about the power of the arts in society. The vision of the North Valley Arts Academies is to create a unique program within a school learning environment that focuses on empowering young people to tell their own stories, develop their creative selves, and engage the world through the arts.


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What's Offered at the North Valley Arts Academies at PVSchools

Additional NVAA Details

Key Program Features & Benefits

  • Specialized “school within a school” arts program under the guidance of award-winning arts educators
  • Program pathway from elementary to middle to high school
  • Students graduate with the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency and NVAA Honors
  • Multiple entry points
  • Schools are conveniently located off State Route 51 and Shea Blvd.
  • Immersion in your student's creative passion

We Value

  • Student individuality
  • Collaboration
  • Diverse approaches to creativity
  • Leadership and innovation
  • Community
  • Arts as an essential part of a well-rounded education

What Our Parents Say:

I would recommend this program to other parents and students as it offers students an opportunity to strengthen skills in the areas that they are passionate about, because students get to practice and build relationships with others who share their interest daily, and because the program is designed to work across schools and disciplines."
Robyn Ratcliff, 7th grade parent

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