USA Arizona, USA
  • Homestay Accommodation
  • $ $ $
  • Public

Paradise Valley Unified School District


School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

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.

Some of the district’s outstanding facilities include Horizon High School’s recently re- modeled 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.

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.

The city of Phoenix has the largest population in Arizona and is ranked one of the fast- est-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.

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Speciality Programs
IB available at North Canyon High School.
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling
American Musical Theory, Architecture and Design - Foundations, Ceramics, Drama, Drawing, Fashion Illustration, Film research, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Studio Art, Theater Production
Band, Chorus, Jazz Band, Music Technology and Production, Music Theory, Sound Engineering, String group
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Psychology, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
French, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Academic Decathlon, Art Club, Ballroom Dancing, Book Club, Dance club, French Club, Game designer club, Robot club, Spanish Club
Accepting Students in Grades
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Required

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