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.
Students who are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers are invited to apply for the CREST Program.
There is no deadline to apply to CREST, but strands start to fill up before Winter Break.
The Bioscience program prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of biologists and biotechnologists in research, industrial and government settings.
Software App and Design
The Software and App Design instructional program prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to support engineers in developing, implementing, and evaluating computer software and program applications.
The Engineering instructional 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.
PVSchools proudly boasts two Flinn Scholarship finalists.
CREST students place in the district art festival.
Congratulations to the National Center for Women & Information Technology Affiliate Winners who have worked diligently in the field of STEM.
CREST Family Tours are a good way for families to learn more about CREST and PVHS, and a get look at the CREST facility. Please see the PVHS "Our School," "About Our School" page to sign up for a Paradise Valley High School tour.