About Explorer

7th grade summer camp

7th Grade summer camp, designed for incoming students, will help students meet new friends, receive their class schedules and a school t-shirt, find their classes, and learn how to be successful from current 8th and 9th grade students!

Students will also enjoy a pizza lunch! The cost is $20 - please make checks payable to Explorer PTO and attach them to the permission slip.

Complete the registration form and return it with your check by mail or drop it off at EMS:

Explorer Middle School

22401 North 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85050

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MAY 17, 2021

Camp Registration and Information HERE

Yearbooks Are On Sale Now!

This year's book gives a unique look into the lives of our students, teachers, and staff amid the current & historic COVID-19 pandemic. Full of stories of hope, resilience, and innovation, this yearbook captures a piece of history unlike any other.

To purchase a yearbook, click HERE.

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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.

See their May Newsletter Here

Request a Meeting with the EMS Counseling Team

Explorer Middle School 2/22/2021 Reopening Plan

Read our reopening plan by clicking the below link:

View the EMS Reopening Plan

or

Visit the District website for info.

Daily Bell 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.

Below is our early release schedule. This is the schedule of every Wednesday.

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

20+ Elective Choices

20+ Elective Choices

1:1 technology ratio

1:1 Technology Ratio

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