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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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School Counselors' 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.

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Explorer Middle School Daily Schedule

Block A/B Block C/D Block E/F
Block A: 9:00-10:21 a.m Period 1: 9:00-9:55 a.m. Period 1: 9:00-9:55 a.m.
Block B: 10:24-11:39 a.m. Period 2: 9:58-10:47 a.m. Period 2: 9:58-10:47 a.m.
Lunch: 11:42 a.m. - 12:12 p.m. Period 3: 10:50-11:39 a.m. Period 3: 10:50-11:39 a.m.
Period 4: 12:15-1:04 p.m. Lunch: 11:42 a.m. - 12:12 p.m. Lunch: 11:42 a.m. - 12:12 p.m.
Period 5: 1:07-1:56 p.m. Block C: 12:15-1:30 p.m. Period 4: 12:15-1:04 p.m.
Period 6: 1:59-2:48 p.m. Block D: 1:33-2:48 p.m. Block E: 1:07-2:22 p.m.
Period 7: 2:51-3:40 p.m. Period 7: 2:51-3:40 p.m. Block F: 2:25-3:40 p.m.

Explorer Middle School EARLY RELEASE Schedule

Block A/B Block C/D Block E/F
Block A: 9:00-9:49 a.m. Period 1: 9:00-9:32 a.m. Period 1: 9:00-9:32 a.m.
Block B: 9:52-10:41 a.m. Period 2: 9:35-10:06 a.m. Period 2: 9:35-10:06 a.m.
Period 4: 10:44-11:16 a.m. Period 3: 10:09-10:41 a.m. Period 3: 10:09-10:41 a.m.
Period 5: 11:19-11:50 a.m. Block C: 10:44-11:33 a.m. Period 4: 10:44-11:16 a.m.
Period 6: 11:53 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Block D: 11:36 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Block E: 11:19 a.m. - 12:08 p.m.
Period 7: 12:28-1:00 p.m. Period 7: 12:28-1:00 p.m. Block F: 12:11-1:00 p.m.
 

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Registration

Open Enrollment will run from 9/1/2020 - 12/1/2020. Open Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year will be going "ONLINE." Starting 9/1/2020, check our school district's Open Enrollment page for the online form.

To register for Explorer Middle School for the 2021-2022 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 jeusher@pvschools.net.  

  • A birth certificate

  • Immunization records

  • Proof of residency**

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our registrar, Jennifer Usher, at jeusher@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.

ADE B rated school

A B-rated School

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Top 60 Middle School in Arizona

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1:1 technology ratio

1:1 Technology Ratio

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