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About Our School

Whether you're a first-time freshman, returning student, or new to our community, Paradise Valley High is excited to have you here.

Paradise Valley High is unique in the best ways possible. The school follows the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework to ensure that all students find success. The daily choices, words, and actions are guided by the PRIDE motto, which stands for the qualities PVHS strives to embody daily. The school is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. 

Prepare. Respect. Initiate. Do. Excel.

Students cheering in football bleachers

The campus culture is founded on a set of core beliefs that prioritize all students' success. The schools utmost aspiration is to foster a learning space that inspires passion, and equips all students with the tools to thrive in college, career, and their personal lives. 

Collective Commitments from PVHS Staff

  • Consistently demonstrate a deep commitment to fostering a culture of PRIDE through their positive attitudes, effective teaching practices, and supportive connections with students and colleagues.
  • Hold a deep passion for teaching all students and believe that every student has the potential to achieve greatness.
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset and actively collaborate within Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), using data and student feedback to drive instruction and increase achievement. 
  • Provide Tier 1 instruction that includes flexible learning opportunities and multiple levels of support to meet all students' significantly varied academic and social-emotional needs.
  • Demonstrate instructional clarity by delivering instruction with clear learning intentions, desired success criteria, meaningful experiences, and aligned assessments.
  • Consistently plan and implement relevant, engaging, and dynamic learning experiences that inspire every student to achieve beyond their own perceived abilities.
  • Ensure equity by continuously adapting their practices to respect and honor individuals' strengths and differences.
  • Recognize that family and community members can be valuable partners and proactively engage them as resources and support for our students. 
  • Improve every student's academic literacy and social-emotional well-being, regardless of the subject they teach or their role. 
Mission
We strive to inspire each student to embrace a growth mindset. Our goal is to equip our students with the necessary skills and unwavering support to enable them to thrive in college, their careers, and their communities. 
 
Vision

At Paradise Valley High School, we are committed to creating an exceptional community that inspires and supports students, parents, and teachers alike. We aim to foster a safe and nurturing environment where students feel valued, empowered, and challenged to reach their full potential. We believe in the power of education to transform lives and are dedicated to providing outstanding academic and personal growth opportunities to all.

Hours:

Office Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Records and Registration Services: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

School Hours: 7:30 am - 2:10 pm

Early Release Days: 7:30 am - 11:30 am

Media Center Hours: 7:00 am - 3:15 pm
(Media Center closes at 11:30 am on Early Release Days)

Quick Facts:

Mascot: Trojan

Colors: Red, White

Year Established: 1957