Paradise Valley Public Charter School
3775 E Union Hills Phoenix, AZ 85050 | Phone: 602.569.1101 | Click here for directions
Welcome from the Principal
There's a high school...And then there's AAEC in Paradise Valley!
And that's a little different.
I enjoy coming to "work" each day, where I am part of a small community of great students, dedicated colleagues and proven, successful programs.
In our Early College High School, we are partners with our students and parents. In turn, our partnership with Paradise Valley Community College makes available all the resources and classes that college has to offer so that high school years are blended with the first stages of the college / university journey. If you have goals and want to get ahead, maybe it could be your journey.
I invite you to come for a visit and a chat, so that you can learn more about us and explore whether the AAEC-PV experience might be one for you.
Now in its 13th year of operation, the school has grown to 300 students in grades 9-12. It is located in a wing of the Q Building on the PVCC campus, notable for a number of design and architectural elements built into its reconstruction.
The rationale of the Early College Experience at the school - and at all AAEC campuses - is the scheduling of students into appropriate, transferable college classes based on academic and social readiness, as well as on career and college plans. Some students, over four years of high school, graduate with not only their high school diploma, but also with an Associate's Degree. In addition to the core classes, Certificates are offered in Equine Studies (AAEC has a nationally-recognized course sequence and program) and Veterinary Studies. Both are four-year elective programs.
Along the way, opportunity exists, especially given the size of the school, for students to participate in and enjoy a wide variety of extracurricular activities. In 2012, teams of students have represented Arizona in national competition: National History Day in Washington, D.C.; Horse Judging and Veterinary Tech in Indianapolis; and Environthon in Pennsylvania. Many individuals have competed in a variety of equine events in the Western States; others have completed International Conservation Internships in South Africa.
Add in our small class sizes and the academic support available on campus, and it's apparent we offer a unique educational experience. And those college classes? Free to qualified Arizona residents!
AAEC's program addresses the rigor and relevance so critical to a college-prep, life-prep education. It requires students to give back to their communities.
We are currently enrolling qualified applicants in grades 9-12.
Enroll in our Paradise Valley public charter schools and start earning college credits today. Contact AAEC Early College High School for information about our campuses, read our FAQ, or enroll online today.