Prepare. Respect. Initiate. Do. Excel.
At PVHS we put PRIDE into everything we do!
Freshman Year: In collaboration with your parents and counselor, create a “four year plan” using the form in your "Guide to Pride" issued the first week of classes. We encourage you to choose classes that will challenge you and help you develop new skills. Think about volunteer opportunities and get involved on campus to explore your interests, make new friends and begin to build your resume.
Sophomore Year: Take the PSAT, which is provided free of charge for all Sophomores. The results give you important information to use as you choose classes and explore your interests. Think about summer jobs or ways to volunteer so you can explore career options and learn more about your strengths and interests.
Junior Year: Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October. Research programs and prospective schools or colleges. Gather information about college costs and student aid. Tour college campuses and talk to college representatives and others about your career interests. Update your resume. Use Method Test Prep or online test prep tools in Family Connection. Check with your counselor to make sure you have all the classes you need for graduation and opportunities after high school. Take SAT or ACT pre-tests. Look for summer jobs or internships. If you are working, be sure to balance school and the demands of your job. Make school a priority.
Senior Year: Meet with your guidance counselor. Register for ACT or SAT tests. Tour campuses and talk with college representatives. Take ACT or SAT tests. Share your resume as you ask for and secure letters of recommendation. Narrow down your list of colleges or programs to five to ten schools. Get a head start on the FAFSA by visiting the Federal Student Aid website. Create an early application and have your test scores sent to the colleges on your shortlist. Be familiar with all deadlines. Keep in contact with your guidance counselor.
Career and Technical Education Programs
Check out the Counseling page for more information.
And remember--when you leave PVHS--you’ll be ready to go out and change the world! PV PRIDE prepares you for success!
Agriscience/Aquaculture, landscape design, ag science, urban gardening
Industrial Technology - Automotives, Woodworking, Welding, Precision Manufacturing - Use state of the art equipment; start a business, design projects and deliver products to customers
Information Technology - A+ and Networking certification, marketing/entrepreneurship, GENYES, Computer Science
Family and Consumer Science - culinary arts, fashion design, child development, teacher academy
Health Care Pathways - Health care science, health care pathways, health care assistant opportunities
Graphic Design, Photography, TV/Film Production, Sound Engineering- digital photography, page layouts, photos, advertising and TV and Film production for careers
Visit the CTE website for more information!
- Is there a Dress Code?
We encourage individuality, but we want all students to project a positive image and promote a respectful learning environment while at school. Please dress modestly and avoid the following:
Students in violation of the dress code will be offered alternative clothing, or can have someone bring a change of clothes to school.
- Hats, hoods, or bandanas
- Spaghetti straps less than 1 inch
- See-through tops, off the shoulder shirts, midriff exposure or halter tops
- Alcohol/drug-related attire or clothing that promotes violence or weapons
- Display of undergarments
- White muscle shirts or sagging pants
- Short skirts and dresses (use the fingertip rule)
- What are the hours for the library/media center?
We are open from 7:00-3:30 pm daily. All students are welcome to work in the media center, use technology resources and check out books. You need your ID to enter or to check out items.
- Is it a closed campus?
All PVSchools high schools have closed campuses. Students will need to check out through the attendance office if a parent is picking them up prior to dismissal.
- Where do we buy PE uniforms?
PE uniforms can be purchased through the bookstore, or during PE class the first week. The cost is $16 for shirt and shorts. PE Lockers will be issued the first week of school. Students may bring their own locks or be issued one by PVHS.
- Do I need to buy textbooks?
There are textbooks provided free of charge for some classes and others have digital texts. If a book is lost, then a replacement fee is charged. Books will be distributed after school begins.
- What is the cost of a parking pass?
Parking passes can be purchased for $100 in the bookstore. Parking is available to Juniors and Seniors. To purchase one you need to provide a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and a parent signature. All school rules apply to the parking lot.
- How do I update my address/phone numbers when they change?
If your address or phone number changes during the school year, please provide the new information to our counseling office. It is vital that a student’s contact information be up to date so we can reach your family if there is an emergency.
- How do I know what bus to ride?
Our website contains a link for bus route information. Buses drop off and pick up just north of the football field.
Be sure to pay attention to your bus number when you board in the am. Students can only ride the bus to which they are assigned according to your address. All school rules and policies apply when riding the buses.
- Do students have to wear an ID card?
YES! ID’s must be worn visibly during the school day. The first ID and lanyard are free. A $5 fee is charged to replace a lost card. Thank you for showing your PV PRIDE by wearing your school ID.
- Can we have iPods and cell phones?
Electronic devices are strongly discouraged unless they are used for educational purposes and approved by the teacher. Violations of our electronic policy will result in admin confiscations and parent pick up of device.
- Can I pay fees online?
Payments for class fees, club dues, yearbook, parking, athletics, etc. can be paid online. You can pay with credit or debit card on the Webstore. Follow the link on the PVHS website and log in as directed.
- Is breakfast or lunch available? What about free/reduced lunches?
Breakfast and lunch can be purchased in the cafeteria. We also have microwaves available for student use there. A student store, called Trojan Corner, also sells snacks on most days.
IMPORTANT: If you received free/reduced breakfast or lunch at PV or at a previous school, you MUST reapply every school year.
There is NO carry over.
- How do I check grades?
We use an online grading program, Infinite Campus, which allows you to stay current on grades and to check progress. Your student will receive a username and password from one of his/her teachers during the first week of school. If you do not have a computer at home, your student can bring a printout home for you to review. Teachers work diligently to keep IC updated, but each classroom runs a little different, so contact the teacher if you have questions or concerns.
- Can I miss school?
Research shows that attendance, as much as any other factor, has a tremendous impact on students’ success in school. It is critical the students be in class every day so they can participate in classroom lessons taking place. Please make appointments on half days or after 2:10 pm if possible.
- How do I excuse an absence?
If your student is absent because of illness, an appointment, or death in the family, then this is an absence you will want to excuse. Please be aware that after the 19th absence, all further absences will remain unexcused unless a student is on chronic illness status. If you need to report an absence, you can leave a message on the attendance line, or talk to someone in person at (602) 449-7001. Have your child’s ID number available so we can ensure that the absence is connected to the right person.
- What if I get sick or don’t feel well?
The Health Center is available if a student is not feeling well. Our school nurse will call parents if a student is too ill to remain on campus. Please make sure we have an updated emergency card so we have a phone number to reach you. You will also need to update the medical card if there are any changes throughout the year. Families must provide the nurse with any medication that will be taken at school. Students cannot carry their own medication, even over-the-counter meds, while on campus.
- What if I need to pick up my child early?
Have a photo ID so we can verify that you are the parent/guardian. You will go to the attendance office to sign out your child. Please do not send siblings or relatives unless they are listed on the emergency card. Please do not text your child to meet you in the parking lot, as you will need to sign them out in person in the office.
- How do I check my student’s attendance?
PVHS uses on online program called Infinite Campus. Your student will receive a username and password from his/her homeroom teacher during the first week of school. There is also a parent portal where you can access the same information. If you want to make sure your child is in every class, every day, then you can check this from any computer. You may also have your student print a copy in our Media Center and bring it home to show you.
- What is considered “tardy”?
A student who is not in his/her designated class when the bell rings is considered late. If a student is late to class they will be sent to the office to get a pass. The pass then admits them to class. Students who arrive more than 15 minutes late to class are marked absent.