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    Turn your child into a brainiac.

    Students in a PV middle school have the opportunity to discover who they are and explore an array of electives that will shape their learning from middle school through high school and beyond. Students are continuously challenged with a robust curriculum, such as gifted and honors programs. Complete the inquiry form below and get started today. 

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What's Offered?

  • Signature Programs

    Below is just a small sample of our Signature Programs:

    • K-12 International Baccalaureate Programme (IB).
    • The North Valley Arts Academies at PVSchools (5th-12th grades).
    • The Academy of Music.
    • The Honors Academy of Pre-Engineering.
    • The Honors Academy of World Languages.
    • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), a college readiness program.
    • New for 2017-2018 - 7th grade will be available Pinnacle Peak Preparatory. In 2018-2019, Pinnacle Peak Preparatory will be a full K-8 Premier school.


    Middle School Sports Program

    Middle school students are able to participate in sports that are designed to meet the needs of every student regardless of athletic experience or ability level.


    What our parents say icon “Coming from a private school, we were worried about our daughter’s transition to Desert Shadows Middle School. She has done exceedingly well, and we are very impressed with the school.”
    - current parent, Desert Shadows Middle School




Why Choose PVSchools?

    • PVSchools’ graduating class of 2017 received nearly 2,000 scholarships worth more than $59.6 million!
    • Ranked as U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools for several consecutive years.
    • PVSchools (2015) graduation rate as reported by the Arizona Auditor General is 91 percent (13 percent higher than the state average of 78 percent for 2015).
    • Many of our schools have received the prestigious A+ School of Excellence™ Award from the Arizona Educational Foundation.
    • Our teachers are 100 percent certified and highly qualified, and we have one of the highest concentrations of National Board Certified Teachers in the Valley.
    • 92 percent of K-12 parents* agree or strongly agree that the classroom learning activities at are relevant and engaging.
    *Of those parents who responded to the 2016-17 Parent Satisfaction Survey.

Open Enrollment Information

  • The official District Open Enrollment period is September 1st - January 21st.

    • The early bird round, which is families residing within, as well as outside district boundaries begins on September 1st and concludes on December 1st. Applicants will be notified via email about the status of their application prior to winter break.
    • The final round, which is for out-of-district families only, begins December 2nd and concludes on January 21st. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application via email in February of the current school year.
    • Open enrollment is not first-come first-served. Everyone applying during the early bird round has the same opportunity for acceptance.
    • Applications may be dropped off at either your current school, or mailed to the District office: 15002 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032 Attn: OE; or you may scan the applications and email it to:  smachas@pvschools.net.



    Per Governing Board policy, please note that students currently on open enrollment and wishing to continue through their elementary/middle/high school feeder system do not need to reapply when entering 7th or 9th grade, providing they choose to attend the middle school and high school in their current feeder system.