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State

Arizona

Number of Students

2200

Accepting Students to Grades

9-12

Offer Diploma

Paradise Valley School District

Public School District – Phoenix , Arizona

Paradise Valley Unified School District is the 7th largest school district in the state of Arizona with four high schools accepting international students. All the district’s high schools offer Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses and a wide variety of extracurricular and after-school activities to keep students engaged and stimulated, intellectually and physically. Many of the high schools in the Paradise Valley Unified School District have exceptional programs like the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) at North Canyon High.

Facilities
Some of the district’s outstanding facilities include Horizon High School’s recently remodeled 1,000-seat auditorium and North Canyon High School’s large capacity artificial-turf football stadium. Because Phoenix has great weather year round, all campuses have beautiful park-like settings with lunch tables, benches and lots of open-air areas for kids to gather and enjoy a healthy outdoor lifestyle.

Sports and Arts
All students are encouraged to pursue their interests whether that be on one of the competitive athletics teams/clubs or playing an instrument. The arts program is particularly impressive and includes unique course offering such as culinary arts, architectural drafting and photojournalism.

Community Information
The city of Phoenix has the largest population in Arizona and is ranked one of the fastest-growing cities in the US. The area has become internationally recognized as an exclusive tourist destination because of its characteristic identity and culture. Phoenix has just about everything an international student needs in the way of sports, recreation, arts, culture, and dining.

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.

School Facts

Number Of Schools In District

4

Student Population

Co-Educational

Number of Students

2200

Accepting Students to Grades

9-12

Teacher/Student Ratio

1:30

ESL Programs

No

IB Programs

Yes

Offer Diploma

Yes

Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • German

Arts

  • 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
  • Theater in Production
  • Theater 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

Sports

  • 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

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

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

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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