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Apply to CREST

CREST accepts 150 students each year, 50 students in each of the three strands: Bioscience, Engineering, and Computer Science. We receive a large number of applications in the fall so we encourage applicants to complete applications by November 15, 2023.  Applications are evaluated on a rubric and accepted applicants will be notified by early December. We will continue to accept students after that date as space is available and offer a waitlist position to qualified candidates.  Since CREST is a four-year program, we only admit incoming 9th-grade students each year. 

Applications for the 2024-2025 School Year are Open 

To successfully complete your application, please follow these steps:

  1. Application: Complete the online application . The application includes the links for the recommendation forms and the online interview. 
  2. Recommendations: Send your recommendation form link in the application to the all of the following:
    • Your current math or science teacher
    • Any other teacher
    • A community leader (coach, scout leader, church official, Community service supervisor, etc.) 
  3. Interview: Complete the online interview:
    • You will receive the link to online interview when you complete the application.
    • The CREST program interview is an online self-taken interview that consists of several short question responses. If you do not have access to a computer with a webcam, please contact the CREST Program Coordinator, Pamela Fulk, at or at 602.449.2102.
  4. Grades:
    • PV Schools students do not need to send current grades; we will check your grades.
    • Students from outside the Paradise Valley School District: Please ask your current school to email your most recent grades to Program Coordinator Pamela Fulk (see email address above). We do not require transcripts, just current grades.