Paseo Hills History
Paseo Hills School- Home of the Rattlers
An A+ School of Excellence International Baccalaureate Middle Year Program
Paseo Hills (translated as “the passage through the hills”) was the first K-8 school to be opened in the Deer Valley Unified School District. The school name symbolizes our students’ successful passage through their school years and on into adulthood. Paseo Hills students are taught to use life skills to successfully navigate through the “hills” of life on their way to achieving their personal best.
Here our academic program focuses on the needs of the individual student and mastery of the Arizona State Standards. Students are given many opportunities to learn, by doing, in a meaningful, risk-free learning environment. Students utilize classroom resources and technology to apply their knowledge of information. Students in grades K-8 also participate in art, music and physical education classes.
Band and chorus are offered in during and as an extension of the school day. A wide variety of after-school clubs enhance the school experience, and an activity bus provides a safe ride home. In addition, a competitive sports program gives seventh and eighth grade students the opportunity to refine skills while learning about teamwork, competition, and "Victory With Honor". Exploratory classes to broaden the school experience are also offered for seventh and eighth graders.
Parents are encouraged to become involved with their child’s education by helping their child at home, volunteering, joining PTSA and campus committees, and attending school events. Parents are an essential part of our Campus Improvement Team as they work with school personnel to make our school “the best it can be."
Our 6-8 grade students take part in the International Baccalaureate Middle Year Program, striving to have our students use increased rigor to become more internationally minded and caring individuals. This program continues into Barry Goldwater High School in 9th-10th grades.
Community School programs are provided, including the “Rattler’s Den,” a before- and after-school program, which provides social learning opportunities for students beyond the regular school day.