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Preschool

Ages 0-5

Begin your child's formal education through a tuition-based (including Gifted and Montessori) or a non-tuition-based preschool program.

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PVSchools Preschool Offers

  • Nurturing and compassionate learning environment
  • Small class sizes with certified teachers
  • New program offerings, which are regularly being evaluated and additional locations are periodically added due to increased demand

Signature Preschool Programs

  • Gifted Preschool – available at Desert Trails, Fireside, and North Ranch elementaries
  • Montessori Preschool – available at Desert Shadows and Mercury elementaries, as well as Whispering Wind Academy
  • Mini Scholars (for 3 year olds) – available at Pinnacle Peak Preparatory
  • Little Cubs (for infants to 3 year olds) - available at the James P. Lee Early Childhood Learning Center
  • Little Scholars (for 4 year olds) – available at Boulder Creek, Copper Canyon, Desert Springs, Desert Trails, Fireside, Grayhawk, Sandpiper, and Wildfire elementaries, as well as Pinnacle Peak Preparatory (K-8)
  • Lil' Pioneers (from birth to 3 year olds) – available at Pinnacle High School
  • Spanish Immersion – available at Sandpiper Elementary
All PVSchools early childhood programs are licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Apply for Preschool

Preschool enrollment is managed by our Community Education department and does not follow the open enrollment process; however, some programs do require families to reside within the attendance boundaries of the participating schools. Tuition-based and non-tuition-based preschool programs are available. Learn more about and apply for PVSchools Preschool.

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Elementary School

Grades K-6

More than 25 elementary schools to choose from. A wide variety of educational programs and paths that you won't find anywhere else.

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Elementary School Signature Programs

Our elementary signature programs include, but are not limited to:
  • Dual Language Immersion – English plus Mandarin or Spanish
  • Suzuki Strings Violin Program
  • North Valley Arts Academies at PVSchools (5th-12thgrade)
  • K-12 International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme
  • Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID)

Exceptions

Please note: The following school/grade levels are CLOSED to Open Enrollment for the 2021-22 school year:
  • Wildfire Elementary and Fireside Elementary are open for kindergarten, but closed for all other grades.
    • After Dec. 1, 2020, kindergarten at Wildfire and Fireside will be closed to all in-district applicants. For out-of-district applicants, enrollment will close on Jan. 21, 2021.
  • Additionally, the following programs are closed for open enrollment due to lack of available capacity; however, all applications will be accepted and considered if space and staffing become available. Programs currently closed are: Choices Affect Behavioral Success (CABS), Communication Disorders (CD), Learning for Academic Success (LAS), Mild Intellectual Disability (MIID), Moderate Intellectual, Disability (MOID), Severe Intellectual Disability (SID), Structured Autism Programs - Academic Level, Structured Programs - Functional Level, and Uniquely Gifted, and Serving Unique Needs (SUN) Kids Preschool.
 

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Middle School

Grades 7-8

A two-year bridge between elementary and high school, our middle schools feature several specialized programs that can provide a seamless transition throughout secondary education.

Learn More About Middle School

Middle School Signature Programs

PVSchools middle school signature programs include, but are not limited to:
  • Spanish Language Immersion
  • K-12 International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme
  • North Valley Arts Academies at PVSchools (5th-12th grade)
  • The Academy of Music
  • The Honors Academy of Pre-Engineering and World Languages
  • Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID)
  • Digital Learning Center (DLC)

Please Note

Per Governing Board policy, students currently on open enrollment and who wish to continue through their elementary/middle/high school feeder system do not need to reapply when entering 7th grade, so long as they choose to attend the middle school and high school in their current feeder system.

Please be aware that the following schools/grade levels are CLOSED to Open Enrollment for the 2021-22 school year:
  • Desert Shadows Middle and Explorer Middle are closed for open enrollment for grade 8.
    • Applications for grade 7 at both schools will be accepted based upon availability.
  • Additionally, the following programs are closed for open enrollment due to lack of available capacity; however, all applications will be accepted and considered if space and staffing become available. Programs currently closed are: Choices Affect Behavioral Success (CABS), Communication Disorders (CD), Learning for Academic Success (LAS), Mild Intellectual Disability (MIID), Moderate Intellectual Disability (MOID), Structured Programs - Academic Level, Structured Autism Programs - Functional Level, and Uniquely Gifted.
 

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High School

Grades 9-12

Each of our high schools offers at least one signature program consisting of specialized and focused areas of study, offering vocational training and/or college preparation.

Learn More About High School

High School Signature Programs

PVSchools high school signature programs include, but are not limited to:
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme
  • Center for Research, Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST)
  • The North Valley Arts Academies at PVSchools
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID)

Please Note

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 9th grade, so long as they choose to attend the middle school and high school in their current feeder system.

Please be aware that the following schools/grade levels are CLOSED to Open Enrollment for the 2021-22 school year:
  • Pinnacle High School is closed for open enrollment for grades 10, 11 and 12.
    • Applications for grade 9 at Pinnacle will be accepted based upon availability.
  • Additionally, the following programs are closed for open enrollment due to lack of available capacity; however, all applications will be accepted and considered if space and staffing become available. Programs currently closed are: Choices Affect Behavioral Success (CABS), Communication Disorders (CD), Learning for Academic Success (LAS), Mild Intellectual Disability (MIID), Moderate Intellectual Disability (MOID), Pathways, Severe Intellectual Disability (SID), Structured Autism Programs - Academic Level, Structured Programs - Functional Level, and Uniquely Gifted.
 

Explore Open Enrollment into PVSchools

Every student has a different dream for their future – their potential as wide open as their possibilities. With every dream, there’s a path waiting to be taken, discoveries to be made and abilities to be realized. And that’s where we come in: to inspire, to guide, to challenge and to nurture.At Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools), we believe parents are our partners, and we embrace that partnership. Every day, with everything we do, we demonstrate that we are as invested as you are in making sure your child receives a world-class education.

Open Enrollment Window

Open enrollment enables Arizona students to attend public schools outside their district attendance areas or outside their district of residence. It is open to all Arizona-based students.

The official K-12 District Open Enrollment period is September 1, 2020, through January 21, 2021.

  • The Early Bird Round, which is for families residing within, as well as outside, district boundaries, begins on Sept. 1 and concludes on Dec. 1. All early bird applications received will be processed and parents/guardians notified via email prior to winter break.
    • The Early Bird Round is NOT first-come, first-served. Everyone applying between Sept. 1 and Dec. 1 has the same opportunity for acceptance.
  • The Final Round, which is for out-of-district families only, begins Dec. 2, 2020 and concludes on Jan. 21, 2021. Applications received during this time frame will be processed and accepted or denied based on remaining space availability at the requested school. Please note that there may be additional closures by Dec. 1. Applicants will be notified via email in February.
  • After Jan. 21, 2021, please contact the school of your choice to inquire about space availability for enrollment.
  • All open enrollment questions may be directed to tsorenson@pvschools.net (kindergarten-6th grade) or smachas@pvschools.net (grades 7-12).

Traditional Enrollment

If your family is already located within our district's boundaries and you simply want to enroll your child into the school associated with your neighborhood, please disregard this open enrollment process and visit our Enrollment Packet page instead.

Open Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the open enrollment process by clicking on the following questions and reading our responses:

Q: How can I apply for open enrollment?

Parents should apply for open enrollment for the next school year by filling out our online open enrollment form.

Any open enrollment questions may be directed to:

Elementary (K-6)

Secondary (7-12)

Q: Is there a deadline to apply for the next school year?

Applications are due by the date specified on the application form (usually between Sept. 1 and Jan. 21 each year). After the open enrollment period closes, out-of-district parents may reach out to the principal of the school they wish their child to attend. In this case, principals will notify parents of their child's enrollment status as soon as they are able to determine space availability.

Q: Do all PVSchools schools/programs participate?

Yes, with the exception of schools or programs that have reached capacity, as mentioned under each of the school levels mentioned earlier on this page.

Q: My child is currently attending a PV school under open enrollment. Do I need to reapply for the following school year?

Students currently attending under open enrollment do not need to reapply for the following school year, including students who are advancing to middle school or high school, as long as that school is in their current school feeder group. Applications for siblings of students currently participating in open enrollment receive priority status in the open enrollment process. This is a Governing Board Policy revision (5.2.2) as of 8-1-2013. 

Q: Once I have submitted the application, when will I be notified of my child's status?

Parents will receive notification by mail or email of the outcome of their application. Open enrollment status is not determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone who applies during the open enrollment period has the same opportunity for acceptance. In the event more applications are received than spaces available, a lottery drawing will be held to determine which applications received during the open enrollment period will be accepted.

Q: Is bus transportation provided for open enrolled students?

Transportation for open enrolled students is the responsibility of the parents.

Q: What is the age cut-off for Kindergarten?

Children who turn 5 years of age no later than August 31 of the enrolling year are eligible to apply for open enrollment into PVSchools Kindergarten.

Q: How do I open enroll my child into Kindergarten?

The enrollment process is the same as for later grades. Submit the online open enrollment form on behalf of your out-of-district, soon-to-be Kindergartener.