College and Career Center

About Us

College and Career Specialists are located at each of the five high schools in the Paradise Valley Unified School District. They can help with concerns about FAFSA, scholarships, applying to college, and more. Family Connection is another valuable resource available to our students/families. PVUSD high school students access Family Connection from their high schools' web page using their Infinite Campus user ID and their "Other" password to sign in. Family Connection offers many college and career planning tools like interest surveys, career exploration, free test preparation (SAT & ACT), college searches, scholarship searches, ordering transcripts and college visit schedules. In addition, links to many helpful websites are posted in Family Connection. 


College and Career Center Goals (PRIDE)

  • Prepare you for the future by informing you of your opportunities, options, pathways, career choices, training and education opportunities, testing, practicing, financial aid, scholarship potential, meeting representatives from Colleges, Universities and technical schools and providing tons of resources to get you on the right path to your future. 
  • Respect you by giving you choices and resources to help yourself, as well as tools and supportive staff to encourage you to go after your goals and plan for your future. We also ask you to Respect yourself by taking the time and energy to investigate your options for the future. 
  • Initiate you!  We want to help you get moving toward a lifelong career path, one step at a time.  Whether you are the type that already knows exactly where you are headed, or you feel like you may need some guidance, at least you are moving!  Let us help you move in a positive direction and help light the path! 
  • Do what you Like, just one of the many tools we provide and enlist to help you ensure that the path you choose is one that fits your personality and skill set.  From personality profiles to ASVAB testing, we can help you help yourself when it comes to choosing a career. 
  • Excel at being the best person you can be and preparing yourself for a brighter future!

Location and Hours

The College and Career Center is located in the Counseling Office.

Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday

Contact Mrs. Cindy Smith, (602) 449-7011 or visit the PVHS College and Career Website.  Individual appointments are available.