Mascot Clubs and Mascot Camps

  • Mascot Clubs meet the needs of families in the Paradise Valley Unified School District by providing a safe and fun place for children to be before school, after school, on recess days and during summer.  The site manager at each school is a professional with specialized training in school-age child care.  Our staff members may be college students pursuing their education degrees, paraprofessionals from other district programs, or other adults who have experience with and an interest in working with children.  The staff is assisted by high school students enrolled in PV Schools career training program.  The staff benefits from training offered through the AZ Center for After School Excellence.



    The safety of the children is our first priority.  To assure the highest standards, all Mascot Club sites are licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services as child care facilities.  Each site is equipped with its own first-aid kit and manual, and every staff member is certified in first-aid and CPR.  Walkie-talkies keep the staff in constant touch with the site manager in case of emergency.


    The program of activities is rich and varied.  Activities are offered to cultivate children's talents and interest in many diverse areas.  Our lesson plans are aligned with the Arizona Center for After School Quality Standards.  Mascot Clubs are active places with many choices.


    Mascot Club before- and after-school program is available at most of our elementary schools.  The program operates Monday through Friday.  Morning hours are from 6:30 a.m. until 30 minutes prior to the start of school.  Afternoon hours are from school dismissal until 6:30 p.m. Mascot Club is for children who are elementary school-age, for 3-year-old Mini Scholars enrolled at Pinnacle Peak Elementary, for 4-year-olds enrolled in Little Scholars and Gifted Preschool, and 3- and 4-year-olds enrolled in Montessori.
    Children enrolled in the Mini Scholars, Little Scholars and Montessori Pre-K programs are eligible to attend Mascot Club during the school year, for an additional fee at most locations.  The Mascot Camp option is not available for three-year-olds. 
    We have a new registration process.  PVSchools Community Education will be accepting online registration.  Registration instructions can be found here.  Online registration requires a user logon and password.  If you are unsure of your user logon and/or password, please call our office at 602-449-2200.  You can register online by going to Go to Online registration to the left.
    Within 24 hour of your initial registration, registration documents will be emailed to you.  Registration documents must be signed, completed, and returned to the PVSchools office within 10 business days to finalize your registration.  Registration is not finalized until ALL registration documentation has been received and verified by our PVSchools Community Education office.  Failure to complete registration documentation will forfeit your registration in the Mascot Club of your choice.
    Documents cannot be scanned or emailed, as original signatures are required. 
    A $90 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration. 
    If you need assistance with fees, contact the Department of Economic Security at (602) 569-4719.