About Explorer

Welcome Parents and Students of Explorer Middle School,

The great challenge for any school is to find a way to meet the needs of each student that walks through the doors each day. The Vision of the Paradise Valley Unified School District and Explorer Middle School is to stand out from the rest; and to cultivate, lead, and inspire world-class, innovative thinkers and expert communicators in each of our students. We accomplish this through Explorer's mission: Engage, Empower, Explore, Experience.

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To register for Explorer Middle School for the 2020-2021 Academic Year:

If you would like to register a new student for the upcoming academic year, please complete a registration packet, which can be found on the PVSchools website. The completed packet, along with the following documentation, can be emailed to our school registrar at mfaudskar@pvschools.net.  

  • A birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residency**

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our registrar, Michelle Faudskar, at mfaudskar@pvschools.net.

**You must live within Explorer's boundaries as outlined on the district website or apply for Open Enrollment. Submitted Open Enrollment applications will be placed on a waitlist and reviewed by our principal monthly. 

School Counselor's Information

Mr. Newbury and Mrs. Shea will be available throughout school hours. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out via email: Mrs. Shea at grizzutoshea@pvschools.net and Mr. Newbury at jnewbury@pvschools.net. See their latest Newsletter here.

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ADE B rated school

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1:1 technology ratio

1:1 Technology Ratio

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