College Preparatory Institution
We are a college preparatory institution that integrates college readiness in a technology rich classroom to offer four-year advanced studies in all core subjects. Students can begin their honors studies as freshmen and advance through both community college dual enrollment and Advanced Placement studies in these areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Laboratory Sciences, Social Studies, Fine Arts, World Languages, and Career and Technical Education.
With award-winning programs in Dance, Choir, Band, Marching Band, Theatre, and Advanced Placement Studio Arts programs in Drawing and Ceramics, OHS students can not only explore the Arts- they can thrive with them.
Deer Valley offers a wide range of courses for students needing an academically rigorous environment at all of our schools. We also understand this rigor meets the needs of many of our gifted learners, but we also know that gifted students may need a more enriching environment similar to our K‐8 programs (Gifted Cluster, SAGE, & Renaissance). With this in mind, Sandra Day O’Connor and DVUSD Gifted Services are working together to create unique gifted offerings for gifted learners. SOHS will offer a new Gifted Cohort in the 2018 ‐ 2019 school year to currently enrolled students
The Academy of American Studies
O'Connor High School is honored to partner with the Gilder Lehrman Institute to offer a four-year advanced studies program, The Academy of American Studies. This integrated program allows students to study and apply their Social Studies curriculum with ELA, Science and Mathematics in a curricular model that develops students critical thinking and application skills through the use of technology and inquiry-based learning that explore the major themes in American history and development.
Air Force Junior ROTC
OHS offers an open enrollment for students who wish to serve in the four-year program for the Air Force Junior ROTC program. The course offerings emphasize self-discipline, leadership and citizenship and students need not enlist in the military upon graduation. The curriculum is a hands-on approach to study Aerospace Science and may also apply the training towards ground training and their pilot's license certified by the FAA.
O'Connor High School's partnership with West-Mec will allow the school to expand their programs in both Interior Design and Sports Medicine. Along with programs in Media Productions, Engineering, Accounting, Graphic Design, and Marketing- OHS students can explore industries directly aligned to current job markets in a technology rich classroom. Students will explore their content through hands-on, project based units with real-world outcomes.