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Paradise Valley School District

Public School District – Phoenix , Arizona

Scottsdale, with a population of 240,410 is a city adjacent to Phoenix that has become internationally recognized as a premier, upscale tourist destination, while maintaining its own identity and culture as "The West's Most Western Town." Currently, North Scottsdale is the most actively developed area of the city.

Phoenix is the capital and the most populous city of Arizona as well as being the largest state capital in the United States by population. It is the region's primary political, cultural, economic, and transportation center. Incorporated in 1881, Phoenix is young by historical standards but now ranks as one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.

Visitors, residents and businesses will find that Phoenix offers just about everything in the way of sports, recreation, arts, culture, dining, lodging and financial opportunities. Because of the beautiful weather, activities can be enjoyed year-round.

Special Comment:
Pinnacle High School was named as one of Newsweek's Best 1,200 Schools in America during the 2007 school year. The high school ranks 625th out of the 1200 schools on the list and offers Advanced Placement, Structured English Immersion, Honors Program, State-of-the-Art Technology Integration, Signature Programs: Sports Medicine and Community Outreach.

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Foreign Languages

  • Spanish
  • German
  • French


  • Architectural Design
  • Band
  • Ceramics
  • Culinary Arts
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Fashion Design
  • Film Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • History of Western Music
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Music Technology
  • Painting
  • Photojournalism
  • Sound Engineering
  • String Orchestra
  • Theatre in Production
  • Theatre Stagecraft
  • TV Studio and Film Production
  • Woodworking

AP Courses

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Computer Science
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language and Culture
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US Government and Politics
  • US History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Academic Decathlon
  • Art
  • Book Club
  • Dance
  • French Language
  • Game
  • German
  • Robotics
  • Spanish Language
  • Yearbook

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Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Grand Canyon University, Southwestern College, Western International, University of Phoenix, DeVry University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Advancing Technology, Prescott College

Closest International and Local Airports: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
For Details Visit Website:   Paradise Valley School District

Our Norwegian student Fride had her first exciting track and field meet at Paradise Valley School

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