Deer Valley Unified School District

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  • DVUSD Governing Board Candidate Forum Oct. 4!

    DVUSD Governing Board Candidate Forum Oct. 4! The 2022 Governing Board Candidate Forum will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the DVUSD Governing Board Room at 20402 N. 15th Avenue. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a candidate “meet and greet” reception. The Board Candidate Forum can be livestreamed or viewed at a later date. Parents, students, staff, and community members submitted suggested questions for the Governing Board candidates. Forum sponsors reviewed the submitted questions and determined the final list of questions that will be asked during the forum.

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  • CTE High School to Career Expo Oct. 13!

    Join DVUSD's Career & Technical Education Programs Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Deer Valley Unified School District - Governing Board Room  20402 N 15th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85027 for High School to Career Expo! Now is your chance to make high school extraordinary with real experiences, real excitement, and real skills for real life! Exhibits by Career and Technical Education program teachers, student ambassadors, school counselors, West-MEC, and district office staff. VISIT with Career and Technical Education program expert staff and students  ASK questions - Program teachers and student ambassadors will answer questions from parents and students  , LEARN how to sign up or request a program

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  • Register your student today for 2022-2023!

    Registration for the 2022-2023 School year is now open! Click above for the quick and easy online registration process!

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  • Gifted Program Information

    DVUSD Gifted Services believes all students, schools, and communities are unique. Our goal is to provide a wide range of services that meet our students’ needs and interests as well as play to our educators’ strengths and abilities. DVUSD Gifted Services supports our schools in selecting the best programs for their students and communities.

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  • DVUSD Governing Board Candidate Forum Oct. 4!

    The 2022 Governing Board Candidate Forum will take place Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the DVUSD Governing Board Room at 20402 N. 15th Avenue. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a candidate “meet and greet” reception. The Board Candidate Forum can be viewed live or at a later date at: https://livestream.com/dvusd. Parents, students, staff, and community members submitted suggested questions for the Governing Board candidates. Forum sponsors reviewed the submitted questions and determined the final list of questions that will be asked during the forum. Thank You Forum Sponsors: Arrowhead PTO - Las Brisas PTSA - Sonoran Foothills PTSA

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  • DVUSD's High School to Career Expo is Thursday, Oct. 13!

    Join DVUSD's Career & Technical Education Programs Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Deer Valley Unified School District - Governing Board Room  20402 N 15th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85027 for High School to Career Expo! Now is your chance to make high school extraordinary with real experiences, real excitement, and real skills for real life! Exhibits by Career and Technical Education program teachers, student ambassadors, school counselors, West-MEC, and district office staff. VISIT with Career and Technical Education program expert staff and students  ASK questions - Program teachers and student ambassadors will answer questions from parents and students  , LEARN how to sign up or request a program

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  • Read the Latest Feature on the New Offerings at DVUSD in the North Phoenix News!

    #Extraordinary things are happening at DVUSD! Read a round up of some of the exciting new offerings at the District including the Las Brisas Gifted Academy, an in-person Innovation Center for our online students at Aspire- Deer Valley's Online Academy and even Inspiration Mountain School- a brand new school!

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  • DVUSD Free & Reduced Meal Applications Now Open for 2022-23- Complete the Application Online Today!

    that free and reduced meal applications are now available online. Please note two important changes from the past two years, the USDA: 1) Will no longer provide funding for free meals for all students and, 2) Is offering a one-time Summer P-EBT payment only to students who were both certified to receive free or reduced meals and were enrolled in a DVUSD school offering a NSLP program during May 2022.  Please consider submitting a meal application now before the “back to school rush” begins and to best assure seamless meal support.

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  • See the #Extraordinary Accomplishments of DVUSD's Students and Staff in the Newly Published 2021-2022 #Extraordinary Achievement List!

    Deer Valley students, teachers, and staff just finished one of their most #Extraordinary school years! Read about it in the 2021-2022 Extraordinary Achievements annual publication, which has grown into a 35-page compilation of accomplishments celebrating academic, fine arts, and athletic achievements, as well as recognition for extraordinary teaching and community involvement.

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  • Ask Benji - FAFSA Help for High School Families

    Benji is a first-of-its kind chatbot, specifically designed to help senior students, parents, and educators get quick answers to a wide variety of questions about the FAFSA. The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for post-secondary funding opportunities at universities, colleges, and trade schools.

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  • Need to Help Your Student Navigate Online Learning Management Sytems? Learn more about Canvas & PowerSchools!

    Click above for helpful tips to learn DVUSD's online Learning Management Systems -- Canvas & PowerSchool. Parents & Guardians can sign up to have an observer account in Canvas and have their very own app: Canvas Parent. Observers can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course.

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  • DVUSD Classified Substitutes Neeeded!

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  • Become a DVUSD Substitute Teacher Today!

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  • DVUSD Pathways Program Offers Convenient Path to Success for Students-- Enroll Today!

    DVUSD Pathways is an after school program for students who desire to accelerate their learning, require flexibility in their school schedule, or want to recover credit. Our program provides an additional path to academic success through the Deer Valley Unified School District.

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Message From Our Superintendent

  • From Curtis Finch Jr., PhDDr. Finch at the Desk Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD), staff and students had another banner year!

    The district received the number No. 1 ranking in the nation as the Best Mid-Size Public School Employer from Forbes. The state added two more DVUSD A+ School of Excellence awards at Mountain Shadows and West Wing.

    Two additional Model Professional Learning Community Schools were awarded at Mountain Shadows and Anthem School by the international PLC group. Our incredible communications department won an Arizona Copper Medallion and a Gold at the national level for its kindergarten enrollment campaign.

    DVUSD teaching staff excelled with four new national board certification additions and one recertification. 

    Sixteen teachers received Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers awards and one garnered the AzTEA Ed Tech Specialist of the Year award.

    Two high school coaches won state coach of the year awards. Troy Dueling won in boys volleyball and Jamey Spartz in girls beach volleyball; Troy won the national NFHS volleyball coach of the year for his perfect season. Both coaches secured a state title for the O’Connor Eagles and ended the season ranked No. 1 in the nation.

    Mountain Ridge and O’Connor cheer teams won USA Spirit National titles in Jazz and five-man stunt.

    DVUSD senior students received more than $88 million in scholarship offers, 112 Seals of Biliteracy awards, 19 associate degrees, and 31 Fine Arts Seal awards. Four hundred and eleven DVUSD students received a “perfect score” on the new AzM2 assessment.

    There were 45 DVUSD Career and Technical Education State Champions and one Educator Rising National Champion, Brynn DeVries.

    Barry Goldwater High School produced a ProStart Culinary State Championship team this year and sent 14 students to Nationals. DVUSD students also secured a U.S. Presidential Scholar award, two Phoenix Outstanding Youth awards, two Flynn Scholars, five National Merit Scholar Finalists, and one Congressional Art Award Winner.

    Athletes secured eight state and national champion awards. Sydnee Broadway and Margo Smith won the AZ Central D1 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Year and Zach Rama won 6A Male Volleyball Player of the Year honors. Jocelyn Erickson won the AZ Gatorade Player of the Year for softball. They all attended O’Connor.

    Barry Goldwater’s Bree Garcia finished her third state wrestling championship and won Arizona female wrestler of the year honors. Josiah Anderson from Barry Goldwater won the 400-meter state track title, and Caelle Arnijo won the 100-yard freestyle state swimming championship representing O’Connor.

    Mountain Ridge secured the AIA’s Director’s Cup for Arizona’s outstanding athletic program, and the basketball team also won the AIA Sportsmanship Award for the State.

    Awards are a product of a commitment to continuous improvement. Whether in academics, arts or athletics, DVUSD students, staff and schools are committed to do their best and be #extraordinary!

    We’ve listed all 35 pages, complete with names, pictures, and accolades, at dvusd.org/extra. Regardless of achievements, we realize it takes everyone to contribute to the success of our students, staff, and schools. Thank you for your support of DVUSD!

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