• Vision of Learning
    All Deer Valley Unified High Schools have full accreditation from North Central Association through its parent organization AdvancedEd. Each school provides a program of excellence that instills students with confidence in their strengths and abilities in preparation for graduating with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for success in a global world.   

    Program Opportunities
    Academy of American Studies: Academy of American Studies is a Gilder Lehrman Institute of of American History affiliate high school. This program of study is offered at Sandra Day O'Connor High School, and is available through open enrollment to all district students. This unique four-year course of study emphasizes history and civic responsibility through collaborative teaming and offers a student-centered, rigorous curriculum. 
    Advanced Placement: The Advanced Placement Program is offered at all DVUSD high schools offering students college-level courses. In Advanced Placement (AP) courses, students can earn college credit, placement, or both by qualifying AP exam scores that are taken in late spring or each year.    
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    Graduation Requirements  

    The following three credits of Social Studies courses are required for graduation:
    • 1 credit of World History 
    • 1 credit of American/Arizona History
    • .5 credit of American/Arizona Government
    • .5 credit of Economics **
     **Free Enterprise or 2 years of Marketing may be substituted for economics.

    Arizona University Requirements

    2 credits of high school social studies, including one year of American History 
    Barry Goldwater
    Boulder Creek
    Deer Valley
    Mountain Ridge
    Sandra Day O'Connor