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Deer Valley

Unified School District

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Academy of American Studies at Sandra Day O’Connor High School
  • Focuses on in depth lessons of U. S. history throughout a four-year program
  • Students will participate in special lectures, visits to historical local and national sites, and technology
  • Students can participate in special clubs and Saturday Academies focusing on special topics
  • Tutorials will be held for college prep tests and AP study sessions
  • Affiliated with Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History

Academy of the Arts at Terramar
  • Focuses on art, music, band, dance and drama
  • Students receive arts instruction integrated with academics program to learn math, science, reading, writing, social studies, and 21st Century Skills
  • Provides students opportunities for premier art experiences that include Phoenix Youth Symphony,
  • Ballet Arizona and Phoenix Art Museum
  • Students can participate in a free after school music conservatory

Aerospace Academy at Anthem School
  • Focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) course work
  • Activities include studying the science of aviation, physics, and more
  • Students are offered opportunities to work with Arizona-based Aerospace companies, Deer Valley
  • Civil Air Patrol and Arizona Department of Transportation

Core Knowledge at Greenbrier, and New River Schools
  • Traditional curriculum
  • Provides a sequential learning system and academic focus from grade to grade
  • Encourages consistency in instruction

Desert Studies Academy at Desert Mountain School
  • Focuses on the Sonoran Desert and surrounding areas
  • Students participate in an “outdoor desert habitat classroom” that includes a cactus garden, reptile habitat, and nature trails
  • Offers an integrated curriculum and project-based learning experience encompassing technology and global ideas
  • Hands-on activities include special hikes, nature trails, and tours

Gateway to Technology Academy at Hillcrest Middle School
  • Focuses on STEM courses combined with a rigorous academic curriculum
  • Hands-on projects include digital circuitry, automation and robotics, flight and space, and other related aeronautical projects

Global Studies Signature Program at Boulder Creek High School
  • Focuses on Global Studies throughout a four-year program
  • Students can receive World Language instruction in Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese
  • Provides college preparatory curriculum including College Board AP courses and Dual Enrollment
  • Students can participate in Career Technology Education programs including engineering, marketing, graphics and media production

International Baccalaureate at Barry Goldwater High School
  • 1 of 16 offered in Arizona - addresses the academic needs of the highly motivated student
  • Students can choose one of two programs – IB Diploma or IB Certificates
  • Students can earn IB Certificates in English, French, Spanish, American History, Biology, Physiology,
  • Physics, Math Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts, and more

Literacy Based Preschool Programs at 14 School Locations
  • Students receive daily exposure to verbal and written language in literacy rich preschool classes
  • Designed to promote enjoyment through work and play, refine gross and fine motor skills, promote physical coordination and encourage creativity and development
  • Students participate in listening, art, science, technology centers, and other center-based activities

Mandarin Project
  • Provides students with critical foreign language opportunities at the K-8 grade level
  • Expands multicultural awareness among students, parents, and staff

Pre-International Baccalaureate at Paseo Hills School
  • 1 of 8 offered in Arizona
  • Students will study a second language, humanities, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical education and technology
  • Most students will qualify to enter the International IB Program in high school

Project Lead the Way Academy at Mountain Ridge High School
  • Focuses on STEM courses throughout four years of school
  • Courses include Digital Electronics, Civil Engineering, Architecture, and more
  • Hands-on projects include specialized computer software, creating models of three-dimensional designs, and more
  • Most courses can earn course credit at accredited colleges and universities

Renaissance Gifted and Music Academies at Highland Lakes and Canyon Springs
  • Provides individualized curriculum designed to each students’ unique learning needs
  • Program includes foreign language instruction and technology
  • Students grades 7-8 can receive instruction in Spanish

Music Academy at Esperanza Elementary
  • Provides students with daily access to vocal/and or instrumental music instruction
  • Students participate in strings, a piano lab, and an instrumental pilot program
  • Partnership with Musical Instrument Museum
  • Opportunities for musical performance with instrument of choice

Senior Institute at Barry Goldwater High School
  • Designed to help students discover a career path they would like to purse
  • Focuses on encouraging students to pursue personal interests through service learning projects
  • Students will create personal digital portfolios, work with personal teacher mentors, and complete an end of year “Senior Project”

STEM Academy at Sierra Verde School
  • Focuses on STEM curriculum
  • Expose students to STEM labs, computer-aided design, robotics, and more
  • Students can participate in Claymation (clay animation movie-making) Club, Journey Inside the
  • Computer Club, Engineering Club, Primary Builder’s Club, and the SAGE STEM Club
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