Center for Research, Engineering, Science, and Technology
A recognized leader in STEM education, CREST is a four-year Career and Technical Education (CTE) STEM program offered at Paradise Valley High School. CREST provides students with the opportunity to study a disciplines. Authentic learning experiences led by innovative and engaging instructors enhance the curriculum. Laboratory experience, collaboration with university and industry professionals, and a rich campus life provide many opportunities for academic and personal growth.
Emphasizing rigor, relevance, and relationships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, CREST students graduate prepared and fully qualified to pursue STEM-oriented degrees at the postsecondary level.
Each year, a maximum of 50 students will be accepted into each of the three CREST programs of study. Students who live outside of the PVSchools and the Paradise Valley High School attendance boundaries are encouraged to apply.
The Bioscience program prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of biologists and biotechnologists in research, industrial and government settings.
The Computer Science program prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to support engineers in developing, implementing, and evaluating computer software and program applications and knowledge of networking and cybersecurity.
The Engineering program prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in a wide variety of projects. Includes instruction in various engineering support functions for research, production, and operations, and applications to specific engineering specialties.
CREST Family Tours are a good way for families to learn more about CREST and PVHS, and a get look at the CREST facility.
To do a general tour of Paradise Valley High School that is not CREST focused, go to PVHS "Our School," "About Our School" page to sign up for a tour.