High school curriculum
Our high school curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into a college or a university, continued vocational training, and productive citizenship.
All students complete four units of English, four units of mathematics, three units of science, three units of social studies, one unit of physical education, one unit of career and technical or fine arts and six units of elective courses (seven units for PV High students).
Each high school offers at least one signature program consisting of specialized and focused areas of study. These programs provide a unique opportunity for our high school students to pursue academic excellence in areas that focus on the individual student's strengths.
Law related educationProject Lead the Way
North Canyon High School
Paradise Valley High School
CREST - Center for Research in Engineering, Science and Technology
Home of our Career Technical Education program, with classes available at all high schools.
Pinnacle High School
North Valley Arts Academy
Design / Industrial Technology Program
Air Force JROTCFor more information on courses available, see our High School Course Catalog.
PVOnline offers rigorous academic online classes and electives for all students K-12. Students anywhere in Arizona may attend PVOnline and study at their own pace. Attend full-time or take online classes part-time while attending your home school.
Sweetwater Community School
Sweetwater Community School is an alternative high school. Sweetwater offers a focused selection of courses that will enable enrolled students to earn a high school diploma.
To make it possible for students who may be unable to attend classes during regular hours, Sweetwater also offers night classes. Students may graduate from Sweetwater with 20 total credits if all graduation requirements, including passing the AIMS exam, have been satisfactorily completed. Students must be recommended by an administrator from the student’s home school.
College and Career Centers
College and Career Centers are located at all district high schools. Support specialists are available before school, during lunch and after school and can help with topics such as:
- College majors
- Selecting the best school to match your interests and skills
- College application process
- Paying for college
- Scholarship opportunities
- Community college options
- Entering the workforce after high school
- Joining the military
- College entrance exam registration and details
- Study tools
- Information on playing sports in college
For more info, contact the college and career specialist at your school. Our College and Career Centers are supported by the PV Schools Education Foundation.