Welcome and thank you for your interest in Paradise Valley High School's Center for Research in Engineering, Science, and Technology (CREST) program.

CREST Family Tours

CREST family tours have been suspended due to COVID-19 school closure. If you would like more information regarding CREST, please contact Phil Howardell, CREST Coordinator, at phowardell@pvschools.net. When schools open for face to face instruction, tours will resume. Tours generally start in October.

  • Tours are available at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays throughout the year.

  • Tours are an opportunity for parents, with or without students, to learn more about the CREST program.

  • Tours are capped at four families for each tour.

  • Tours typically last 60 minutes.

  • Please do not send students without an adult.

CREST Shadow Program

The CREST Shadowing program is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 school closure. When schools open for face to face instruction, the Shadow Program will resume for interested 8th grade students. Shadowing generally runs from October to March.

The Shadowing Program allows prospective students to spend a full day on the PVHS campus with a CREST student. This will provide them the opportunity to meet many students and staff while experiencing a day in the life of a CREST student. Students will also benefit from getting to know our campus, programs, and scheduling. Reservations need to be made a minimum one week in advance of the actual shadow day.

  • Please be prepared to fully participate in the day's activities. It will be fun!

  • Please bring writing tools, paper, and lunch.

  • Please plan to spend the full day at PVHS: arrival time in PVHS Reception at 7:15 a.m., pick up is 2:10 p.m.

  • Please be currently enrolled in 8th grade. We do not permit 7th grade student to Shadow.

  • Tours are capped at two students per strand each day.

  • Please register for one strand per Shadow day. If you wish to experience a second strand, please register for a second day.

  • Teachers will contact families approximately one week prior to the Shadow date to re-confirm the Shadow.